Waiver situation gets a good examination

By Paja Jansson Due to the much controversial situation in EURO, where the Players Union gave the owners the updated salary demands, a lot of players were waived before July 1st to make room for new contracts. But many of the players are having One-Way contracts, and will still get their full salary even when…

Arbitration, salary demands hit some hard

General managers who were disciplined enough to let their top free agents leave for the open market might be the last ones laughing as the EURO League continues to reel in an economic crisis. Beginning today, they will get to go shopping in one of the best free agent classes ever, and on top of…

Economic crisis in the EURO?

Call it capitalism. Call it greed. But whatever it is, it is suddenly giving EURO League general managers and owners indigestion as they look over their salary charts and wonder how they will possibly keep their star players on their teams. Madrid is wondering if they should cut Shea Weber loose. Bratislava is deciding whether…

Things to look for at season’s end

Things to look for as the season winds down: The President’s Trophy as the league’s best regular season team is still in doubt. Minsk as 112 points with six games to play and Belfast has 110 with five games left. This I find unbelievable: Belfast could finish as the league’s top team and two of…

Young reinforcements coming soon

Will some of the EURO League’s teams get unexpected lineup boosts just in time for the playoffs? It might be less than a week* when we find out the attributes of players like Auston Matthews of Copenhagen, Mitch Marner of Moscow and Ivan Provorov of Paris. The next question is how will their teams use…