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Compensation Decision For Amirov's Passing Has Been Confirmed


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Julien Trekker
August 15, 2023  (12:16)
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It's been a tough week for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Yesterday, their first-round pick from 2020, Rodion Amirov, died of brain cancer at 21 years old, and today, the legendary Bob Baun, 86, passed away.
Distractions are good in times like these.
A fan on Twitter raised a question that everyone's asking.

Should the Leafs Be Compensated?

The timing's not good at all for this. However, the question remains, and it's legitimate.
Should the Leafs be compensated for the loss of Amirov?
"I know it's not the right time for this, but the #LeafsForever    should 100% be awarded a 1st round pick in 2024 as compensation for losing a former 1st round player over an unforseen circumstance (pick 33)."

The "Cherepanov Rule"

Alexei Cherepanov was drafted in 2007 by the Rangers and passed away in 2008 during a game.
They later received compensation for his death.
"After his death, the New York Rangers sought compensation in the form of an extra draft pick from the NHL. As Cherepanov had not agreed to terms with the club at the time of his death, the team claimed that he was technically eligible to be selected in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, and they were entitled to compensation. The team was eventually awarded the 17th selection of the second round in the 2009 draft, after the Rangers' proposal was approved by the rest of the league. NHL general managers also voted to adopt a rule change, dubbed the "Cherepanov rule" that would see any future teams receive compensation if a prospect selected in the first round dies before signing a contract."

If the NHL abides by this rule, the Leafs should receive a compensatory pick.
An official announcement will surely be made when the timing is more appropriate.
As seen on Maple Leafs Daily -
The idea that the Leafs deserve a compensatory draft pick following the loss of Rodion Amirov needs to stop
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