Jump to content
The Official Site of the Montréal Canadiens

Nhl-iihf Transfer Agreement Expires At The End Of The Month


WTA

Recommended Posts

I've been reading up on a couple of my more recent issues of The Hockey News (the latest being Draft Preview 08) and its of course talked about Russia and the NHL not having a player transfer agreement and that its scaring alot of NHL teams off from taking Russian players in the draft....later it says that the current NHL-IIHF player transfer agreement expires at the end of June and ALOT of changes have to be made before a new one is signed....one change that the IIHF wants is more development and transfer money....

It doesn't sound like its going scare the NHL teams from picking the higher ranked European prospects at this years draft but don't look for to many middle to late round European players to get picked....and if nothing gets done in the near future who knows what damage this could do to the NHL....I myself think that if nothing gets done in the near future it could really hurt the NHL alot because not all but alot of the NHLs top players are from Europe and myself think the NHL could lose alot of viewers if this drags out to long and every year we keep losing more and more European players who decide to go back to their home soil and definately scare more teams off from drafting European born players (unless they are already playing in North America) with the high risk that their not going to ever come to North America to play

I really hope that something can get done between quickly because the NHL wouldn't be the same without the skill and excitement the Europeans bring to the table

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've been reading up on a couple of my more recent issues of The Hockey News (the latest being Draft Preview 08) and its of course talked about Russia and the NHL not having a player transfer agreement and that its scaring alot of NHL teams off from taking Russian players in the draft....later it says that the current NHL-IIHF player transfer agreement expires at the end of June and ALOT of changes have to be made before a new one is signed....one change that the IIHF wants is more development and transfer money....

It doesn't sound like its going scare the NHL teams from picking the higher ranked European prospects at this years draft but don't look for to many middle to late round European players to get picked....and if nothing gets done in the near future who knows what damage this could do to the NHL....I myself think that if nothing gets done in the near future it could really hurt the NHL alot because not all but alot of the NHLs top players are from Europe and myself think the NHL could lose alot of viewers if this drags out to long and every year we keep losing more and more European players who decide to go back to their home soil and definately scare more teams off from drafting European born players (unless they are already playing in North America) with the high risk that their not going to ever come to North America to play

I really hope that something can get done between quickly because the NHL wouldn't be the same without the skill and excitement the Europeans bring to the table

thanks for the update. i've been so concerned with russia not signing the agreement that i didn't realize the current one was expiring. i wonder if this is where the kontinental league might work against the nhl - with an international league of their own the urgency with which the iihf managed to get a deal signed in the past might be lacking. however, i'm fairly confident that the teams are compensated well (if not handsomely) by the nhl and it might be in their best interest to get an agreement signed sooner rather than later - players still want to play in the best league in the world and they will come here whether there is a deal in place or not - but i don't blame the euro teams for expecting more cash considering how much revenue a lot of these elite euro players generate for their respective nhl teams.

what do you mean by development?

anyway, here's hoping it's not a long drawn out affair and a deal is signed quickly!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It is going to be an interesting draft day again.

i hope teams don't shy away from the best available talent - again - because of this unless it benefits the habs. ;)

i don't understand how it works in europe: these euro players who are drafted can't already be under contract can they? why wouldn't the nhl just bring them over right away to avoid any conflicting contract issues in the future? i'm assuming that's what made them reluctant to draft russians at the last draft...the yemelin scenario.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...