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Swedish Eliteserien prohibits teams from signing NHL’ers not willing to play full year in SEL

Via Marie Hallman and the Free Press’s Helene St. James, Risto Pakarinen reports that the Swedish Eliteserien has taken a stand against signing NHL’ers to half or quarter-season lockout contracts:

And if you don’t want the translated version of Hockeyligan.se’s announcement (monetary issues, pushing home-grown players out of jobs, etc. etc.), Marie makes a hugely important point about a fact of life that will make finding part-time European employment difficult for each and every one of the NHL’s players—insurance issues:

Marie says that European teams have to worry about stepping on Rene Fasel’s toes as well:

 

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TheFreak's avatar

Wasn’t Thornton and Nash gonna play in SEL if lockout?

Posted by TheFreak on 08/23/12 at 12:13 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Did Bettman negotiate that deal?

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 08/23/12 at 12:16 PM ET

George Malik's avatar

Switzerland, and Thornton and Nash shot that rumor down.

And the NHL-IIHF player transfer agreement for European players stipulates that any movement between the two leagues must take place before June 15th, with the exception of recently-drafted players, who may sign NHL deals until…I believe it’s July 15th.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 08/23/12 at 12:18 PM ET

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And the NHL-IIHF player transfer agreement for European players stipulates that any movement between the two leagues must take place before June 15th

Just curious if the NHL can negotiate on behalf of the players if no CBA is in place? Post September 15, the rules would change wouldn’t they? At that point the players no longer have a contract with the NHL.

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 08/23/12 at 12:54 PM ET

cementslinger's avatar

How ‘bout they just get their sh!ts together, hammer out a new CBA and get to playing some hockey on time this year and nobody would have to worry ‘bout it.

Posted by cementslinger from Midland MI on 08/23/12 at 03:15 PM ET

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Thorton & nash agreed to play for HC Davos in the Swiss league. They won a championchip there during the last lockout.

Posted by Chuchie on 08/23/12 at 05:58 PM ET

George Malik's avatar

Both players’ agents have denied that they’re heading to Switzerland.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 08/24/12 at 05:23 AM ET

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