The Rangers are seeking a compensatory selection in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft for the loss of Alexei Cherepanov, The Post has learned.
Sather is submitting that the Rangers should receive the 17th selection in the second round of June's draft as compensation for losing Cherepanov, the 17th overall selection in the 2006 Draft who died in Russia on Oct. 13 while playing for Omsk.
Originally posted by odessastepsI understand the logic, but it seems wrong.
Or, at best, TOO SOON. Hopefully there's some deadline or something that required the Rangers to act on this less than a month later.
I read the article this morning. The death of a draft pick is uncharted territory, and from what I gathered, doing this now lets them go through whatever needs to be gone through, any hearings, negotiations with the Players Association, whatever, in plenty of time for the 2009 Draft.
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The exact same thing happened to me. I swapped Lecavalier for Koivu... On the West side, though, I stuck with SJ's Patrick Marleau after a so-so first round. That one's feeling pretty good right now /a