• anthonyy

    At least its a one-way contract.
    Now, Purcell has to prove himself if he wants to remain in the NHL.
    Otherwise, he goes through waivers this time, before going to Manchester.
    Is that right?

  • Teddy Bear

    Looks like he’s staying up in the big leagues this year. He’ll get paid 600k either way and he will have to clear waivers because of the amount of years played.

  • Ciccarelli

    Oh Anthonyy, if you can’t say anything… oh wait, I don’t see anything negative! Haven’t seen that in a looong time. Kidding aside, nice contract.

  • Quisp

    Anthonyy, re waivers:

    Purcell is waiver-exempt until he plays another 30 games, or until next April 27, whichever comes first.

  • JT Snow

    If Purcell doesn’t make it with the kings this year he will most certainly get picked up if he has to clear waivers. I am not sure how that works but some team if given the opportunity to take him will most certainly do so. He has sick hands and can be a great player if given the opportunity this year.

  • Johnny Utah

    Quisp – thanks for the insight. Can you give further details on the rule?

  • Brad M

    Last chance contract for Purcell. If he bombs again, he’s gone. He’s this year’s version of Brian Boyle. The Kings have too much depth to let this guy underacheive for one more year.

  • KingNewfie

    I for one am very excited about this opportunity for Teddy and have all the faith in the world that he’ll make us all proud!

  • Datacloud

    Purcell is another one of those kids with a bit of talent and no heart (e.g., POS), but even the talent level doesn’t seem to be there as envisioned. DL had him whiteboarded on the first line once, during a conversation about how he figured the lines might look in three years (this was three years ago). Aside from some creativity on the PP, I don’t see much. He gets manhandled along the boards and his work in the corners is sub-par.

    As has been mentioned, we have plenty of guys in the system with offensive upside, and any of them could have more heart than Purcell. I for one don’t have much faith that he can get it done, and will be gone by mid-season.

  • Jimmy

    Teddy’s going to come out swinging the offensive stick this year. A $600k, one way contract is a nice effort by LA to let Purcell prove he’s the real deal.

  • Captain Material

    Why is a one way contract preferred? Okay, he has to prove himself to stay up…but he has to do that anyway, so I don’t see the point there.

    I had previously thought two-way contracts meant avoiding waiver exposure, but my current understanding is that is not the case and would, once elligible, have to face that anyway. Is that correct?

    So, the only thing a one way contract does here is make sure he gets paid more when in the minors (relative to a two-way that would specify lower pay while down)?

  • JO

    Any word on the contracts that Westgarth, Azevedo, Bagnall, Parse, and Piskula signed, in terms of dollar amounts?

  • Ciccarelli

    Correct. Two-way contract means he’s paid less in the NHL.

    It can also mean that a player is exempt from re-entry waivers, because if you make under a certain amount (I’m not sure the current amount) in the AHL, you don’t have to clear re-entry waivers on the way back. Still have to clear regular waivers on the way down.

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  • Hal Collins

    Ive watched Teddy for a few years here in Manchester now …he is a great offensive talent , but its away from the puck that he doesnt do enough.. If he really wants to stay in the NHL , he either has to be lights out offensively …or start doing the dirty work in the corners and taking the body consistently.. I hope he makes it ,he has all the potential in the world if he is willing to pay the price , if not i agree with you guys that he will be gone by mid season in a trade or waivers.

  • Quisp

    Waivers waivers waivers.

    First of all, I find that HFboards link more confusing than illuminating. In a nut-shell, here’s the deal on waivers and exemption:

    (1) All players who sign their first NHL contracts are exempt from waivers for a period of time, the length of time depending on two things: the age of the player when he signed his first contract and the number of NHL games played.

    (2) waiver exemption has nothing whatsoever to do with whether the player has a one-way or two-way contract. As others have pointed out, two-way means you get less money if you’re sent down. One way means you get paid the big bucks even in the AHL.

    (3) The break-down of the specific exemption periods goes something like this:

    If you sign your first NHL contract at 18 years of age, you are waiver exempt (if you are a goalie) for 6 years or 80 NHL games, whichever comes first, or (if you are a skater) 5 years or 160 games, whichever comes first.

    If you sign your first NHL contract at 19, you’re exempt for 5 years or 80 games (goalies) or 4 years/160 games (skaters).

    [here they throw a little curve at you: the rules assume that kids at 18 or 19 are going to incubate in the minors for a long time, so they give long exemptions; however, if you happen to play more than 11 games in the NHL while 18 or 19, they shave one year off your exemption — this of course rarely happens but did in the case of Moller and Doughty]

    At 20, the exemption drops to 4 years/80 games (goalies) and 3 years/160 games (skaters). At 21, the exemption drops to 4yrs/60g (goalies) and 3yrs/80g (skaters). At 22, it’s 4yrs/60g and 3yrs/70g. At 23, it’s 3yrs/60g for both skaters and goalies. At 24, it’s 2/60 for both. At 25 and up, it’s one year of exemption.

    So for example, Purcell signed his first NHL contract at 21, in April 2007. He has played 50 games so far. His exemption lasts for 30 more games (to a total of 80) or until April 2010, whichever comes first.

    Oscar Moller signed his first NHL contract at 19, in April 2008. He has played 40 games so far. His exemption lasts for 120 more games (to a total of 160) or until April 2011, whichever comes first. The exemption would have lasted until 2012, but he played at age 19, per the exception above.

    (4) If you are NOT waiver exempt, and you are sent down, in order to be recalled you must clear re-entry waivers, where other teams can get you for half price. However, players with two-way contracts who make less than $105K in the minors are not subject to re-entry waivers. There is another exemption re long-term injuries and re-entry waivers, but it’s too boring to go into.

  • Quisp

    Also, Purcell is not 24. He’s 23.

  • NMKingsFan

    I think this was a shrewd signing by Lombardi. If he gets a two way contract, he’s easy pickins should he be placed on the waiver wire. At $600,000, not many teams would take a chance on picking him up to pay him $600,000 to troll in the AHL and hope he develops. As other teams would see it, if he can’t make the lowly Kings, what team can he skate for.
    Like others have said, Lombardi has given him just enough rope to sink or swim, if he can make it this year he is cut loose.
    I expect him to come into camp with an edge, if he doesn’t he never will be an NHLer.

  • Quisp

    Mikus killed this thread.

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