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According to Renaud Lavoie, Romanov will join the Habs for phase 3. He will sign and burn the first year of his ELC and be allowed to practice with the Habs, but for whatever reason the NHL does whatever they do, he is ineligible to play in games. Not sure why Habs did this, but we now don't get to see him in games and lose a year of his ELC, cost-controlled contract.

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2 hours ago, BigTed3 said:

According to Renaud Lavoie, Romanov will join the Habs for phase 3. He will sign and burn the first year of his ELC and be allowed to practice with the Habs, but for whatever reason the NHL does whatever they do, he is ineligible to play in games. Not sure why Habs did this, but we now don't get to see him in games and lose a year of his ELC, cost-controlled contract.

Yeah seems very very odd.

Maybe they think they can appeal the decision?  I have no idea why you would burn a year of an ELC if there's not even the possibility of playing a game!

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7 hours ago, maas_art said:

Yeah seems very very odd.

Maybe they think they can appeal the decision?  I have no idea why you would burn a year of an ELC if there's not even the possibility of playing a game!

May have been a condition on him signing his ELC.

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14 hours ago, BigTed3 said:

According to Renaud Lavoie, Romanov will join the Habs for phase 3. He will sign and burn the first year of his ELC and be allowed to practice with the Habs, but for whatever reason the NHL does whatever they do, he is ineligible to play in games. Not sure why Habs did this, but we now don't get to see him in games and lose a year of his ELC, cost-controlled contract.

#management

Yeah, seems like a terribly bad idea to lose a year on his entry-level contract. But no worries, we'll soon be in the third effort of Bergevin's five-year plan. Maybe he'll get it right between years 11-15.

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42 minutes ago, jennifer_rocket said:

#management

Yeah, seems like a terribly bad idea to lose a year on his entry-level contract. But no worries, we'll soon be in the third effort of Bergevin's five-year plan. Maybe he'll get it right between years 11-15.

Still not sure how this idiot has a job!!  Either Molson is easily fooled or MB gives better BJ's than his wife

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5 hours ago, jennifer_rocket said:

#management

Yeah, seems like a terribly bad idea to lose a year on his entry-level contract. But no worries, we'll soon be in the third effort of Bergevin's five-year plan. Maybe he'll get it right between years 11-15.

Ive read a few places that the thought is that he wouldnt sign the contract if it didnt start asap.  Meaning there was a risk (albeit, probably low) that he would sign another KHL deal if MB had balked at the 1st year going into affect immediately.


The problem for MB is that he's made so many boneheaded moves that we assume he's made another when he may not have in this case. 

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1 hour ago, maas_art said:

Ive read a few places that the thought is that he wouldnt sign the contract if it didnt start asap.  Meaning there was a risk (albeit, probably low) that he would sign another KHL deal if MB had balked at the 1st year going into affect immediately.


The problem for MB is that he's made so many boneheaded moves that we assume he's made another when he may not have in this case. 

Agreed, I think the fear of him re-signing in Russia plays a big role here.

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11 hours ago, maas_art said:

Ive read a few places that the thought is that he wouldnt sign the contract if it didnt start asap.  Meaning there was a risk (albeit, probably low) that he would sign another KHL deal if MB had balked at the 1st year going into affect immediately.


The problem for MB is that he's made so many boneheaded moves that we assume he's made another when he may not have in this case. 

Yeah, that definitely makes sense. I've read as well that there's a good chance Romanov could sign a 1-year deal in the KHL if the Canadiens didn't burn a year of his ELC, according to reports the KHL plans to start the new season at the beginning of September, i.e. six weeks down the road. He hasn't played a game since March and training camps for next season probably won't start before November, which is definitely not ideal. Then there are rumors about NHL teams planning to organize some sort of tournament or even several tournaments to give players a chance to play as early as September, which would be good for Romanov to get used to the rink size and experience the NA game first-hand. Plus you're giving him plenty of time to settle down and get to know Montreal before next season starts, which is another bonus.

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