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MINOR LEAGUE TEAM TRIES TO RAID A TOP NHL HOLDOUT
Published September 12, 1994
Capitals holdout Kevin Hatcher is "threatening" to play the '94-95 season for the IHL's Detroit Vipers. Detroit TV reports say the Vipers have offered Hatcher a contract that would pay him in excess of $1M a year plus incentive bonuses. Hatcher began practicing with the Vipers squad on 9/9, but a deal has yet to be signed. But a source close to the Vipers ownership called the salary reports "ridiculous": "I can't see us paying NHL-type money" (Dave Fay, WASHINGTON TIMES, 9/11). Hatcher: "I don't know if I want to jump the gun right now and sign a contract tomorrow or anything. But I think it's in the back of my head." Another source close to the Vipers stressed, the contract would include an out-clause so Hatcher could immediately join the Caps if he were to re-sign with them (Len Hochberg, WASHINGTON POST, 9/11).