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03-25-2004, 02:50 PM
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NYR469
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Originally Posted by Park #2
It was his decision to hire Lawton... Lawton has advised him to seek the same contract that everyone drafted around him got - which is pretty reasonable.

Any player/agent in his current situation would be crazy to play in Hartford on a Tryout contract. What are the possible benefits for him? None.
i agree...if i was his agent, i would give him the same advise...but my point was simply the fact that i think that if lawton said to him 'lets sign a tryout deal so you can get into some games and prove to them your worth' that umberger would have his name on a tryout deal in 5 minutes.

he is just following the advise, which is different than him personally refusing to accept such a deal because he feels he is too good for it

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