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08-06-2005, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Gee Wally
as stated,,yes...

things may slow down now just a little bit as teams have gone through the first big wave and will take a little time to sort out there own RFAs based on the new set market prices..

Once that is done and final extra dollars are known , then I expect more UFA signings.
I am waiting for the arbitration filings, rulings and the next round of buyouts that do not count against the cap - that will be quite interesting IMHO. It could be even wilder than what we have already seen.

August 10 Player-Elected Salary Arbitration Notification
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August 12 NHL/NHLPA to Schedule Arbitration Cases
August 15 Qualifying Offers Expire Automatically
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September 2 Last Day for Issuance of Salary Arbitration Awards
September 4 Last Day for Second Buy-Out Period [Only for Clubs with Salary Arbitration Cases] (Latest Day for Clubs Receiving Salary Arbitration Awards on September 2 to Exercise Second Buy-Out Option)
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