http://www.mtv3.fi/urheilu/nhl/uutiset.shtml/arkistot/nhl/2005/08/386238 I guess this deserves a new thread. It's in finnish but the guy talking is Mr. Kummola, basicly the no.2 guy in IIHF. These are from direct quotes. 2-year deal, deadline to bring players over is 24.8 this year and 15.6 next year. NHL pays 200K per player if less than 45 players leave to NHL, 225K per player if 45-60 players leave to NHL and 250K per player if more than 60 players leave to NHL. New penalty system included, if the signed player doesn't play atleast 30 NHL games the season he's brought over, the team pays compensation to European team with the following formula: Drafted 1st round: 50K " 2nd round: 100K " 3rd and later: 150K This is to prevent NHL teams from leeching players and letting them 'rot' in AHL.