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08-20-2009, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Talentless Practise View Post
What's the deal with Festerling? I assume he was qualified as he's still RFA but what's the holdup? Is Festy looking for a one-way or what? Murray says he's done for the offseason.

Might not be a bad thing to let Festerling go seek playing time elsewhere but why qualify him, then.
He's probably playing hard ball with the AHL contract he's going to get. He probably wants more than one year as well. He knows there's a good chance he'll be sent to the minors which will be his third different AHL city in three years. Not to mention he's waiver-eligible now. Same thing happened with Miller last year and he ended up signing the day before camp. Unless Festerling bolts for Europe he has no other options and should be signed in the next three weeks or traded. Though a trade seems highly unlikely at the moment. Hell someone could sign him to an offer sheet right now and not have to compensate us for it.

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