from the Caps to WBS for the Pens. His situation was a little bit different though.
A pact would not be out of the question nor is it unprecedented. One of the single, most important events in recent ND basketball history was the pact that Pat C and Jerian G made to return together. Given where that program is now, I've always thought of this as a major turning point. Who knows, we might be witnessing something similar.
He's rumored to have been offered the same deal as JFK, which I think would mean that the B's would burn an ELC year (though I'm not sure that would hold if he were to delay signing until after the season is over).
if he doesn't show up now. And the whole Olympics thing is speculative at this point. The decision to stay would really only make sense if he wants another crack with ND or he wants to pull a Vesey (which doesn't seem to be the case).
Is automatically slotted by your draft status? I would think Anders is far more valuable than any other 5th round pick and he should opt for free agency next year if he doesn't get paid as a second round pick?
for Bjork's age, it's 2 years. Max e-l salary is $925K; max signing bonus is 10% of comp; max total performance bonuses is $850K. Draft status for a kid who has developed in the ensuing 3 years or so is pretty irrelevant. (Obviously first rounders are unlikely to be unsigned that long).
the only change is that on July 1 he'd be a free agent. Jimmy Vesey did that because he didn't want to sign with Nashville.