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May 5, 2019
New Jersey Devils
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>pharrow</b></div><div>While I know the league does some things, you realize he came over last year from the KHL which he went back to because he didn't want to be in the AHL and went straight to the NHL. He did a stint at the AHL once, and chose to go back to the KHL.
So when this year started, where do you think he was expecting to land.
Now it's easy to say, it's on them, and I'm not saying it's not.
What I am saying, is, the thought that was going around was, it's a financial issue. Brought on by the belief he was going to stay at the NHL level.
What they were getting at is, he came back to play at the NHL level, and committed to do that. But when they dumped him back into the AHL, that wasn't going to work and put him in a bind.
It is what it is. The NHL sure as hell wasn't going to house him all year long if he needed a place to stay. It would make sense that he made that place NY.
Anyway, that's the gist of what I saw posted. Take it or leave it.</div></div>
I could it being a financial move
But from income side, not expense side
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>pharrow</b></div><div>yes, but if you've already put yourself in a financial situation of being in NY having been led on to believe you'd be there.......... then that becomes the issue.
Which is what they were getting at.
Normally I'd say, yeah, young guy not on the team yet....probably isn't going to commit to anything.
But he came over thinking he was going to play. The thought is, he already made those decisions.
Now he's stuck with them and the financials aren't working out. Because now not only does he have those, but added in CT too.
Like I said, this was the thought that I saw going around.
Because 70k isn't bad in a AHL town if you know that's where you are going. But if you expected to be in one, then get bounced between them. That starts to be a financial burden.</div></div>
So when a young NHL player is on the roster bubble, the team will cover short-term housing expenses (usually in a hotel). Once they have made the team to stay, they get a letter, that essentially says, "sign a lease". If Kravtsov, or any other player, chooses to sign a lease or buy a house before that letter arrives, its on them.
So he shouldn't have double the expense. And even if he does sign a lease in Hartford and gets called up...the team covers that too (and it doesn't count against the cap).
Its all in the CBA