Will the 2004 Draft occur for sure (CBA related)

Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by Pachoo, Jan 7, 2004.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
View Users: View Users
  1. Pachoo

    Pachoo Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2003
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Home Page:
    I am not sure about the details of when the current CBA runs out, but will the 2004 draft be held for sure even in the worst case scenario (no progress in putting together the next CBA)?
     
  2. sveiglar

    sveiglar Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    8,585
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    2004 draft in June.
    Current CBA expires mid-September.

    The '04 draft WILL take place.
     
  3. hawksfan50

    hawksfan50 Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    7,570
    Likes Received:
    202
    Trophy Points:
    156

    But all bets are off on the '05 (Crosby) draft.........possible scenarios:

    a) CBA is resolved before June '05 = draft will go ahead...

    b) CBA still not resolved brfore then:

    i) draft could go if all owners agree --but "entry" to NHL and contract
    signings could not take place until after new CBA....thus draft more
    of a PR thing in this case with no real legal meaning yet...

    ii) draft could be post-poned (probably more likely) till after new CBA
    in effect....therefore:

    .should CBA still not be in effect by Sept '05 = probably post-pone
    draft until June'06 ---will be held if CBA in place by then....
    This means EITHER:

    A. A combined 2005+2006 draft in 1 session...

    OR B. 2 separate drafts at that time (one for '05 and one
    for '06)...

    HOWEVER--this assumes the new CBA will still allow the draft....
    IF instead,it is scrapped --in favour of a free- for- all sign ANYBODY
    over 18 SUBJECT to a team salary+ bonus CAP,then in that
    sceanario the 2004 draft would be the last entry draft...

    .should CBA be agreed to (and draft system retained) after
    June'05 but before Sept'05 (ie. still "time" before season
    starts) --then a late '05 draft could be held in Aug or early
    Sept. depending on when CBA agreed to (but the window for this
    would be extremely tight and while an August draft might be likely
    by Sept. it is very late --they might just post-pone till June'06...
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"