Thread: Eklund: Brooks Laich to Habs (e3)
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05-06-2011, 08:45 AM
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How hard is it to repeat what is actually written?

The guy says the Canadiens are probably going to target him. That doesn't mean the same thing as 'Laich to Montreal' -- it's a free agency wish list, assuming that it's accurate.

For what it's worth, it's not tampering to have a private wish list. It's not tampering if a rumor gets out as to what's on that wish list. It's not tampering for a player to talk to a player under contract or to state openly that he'd love to see a particular player sign with his team.

It's tampering for a team official to talk to the player while he's still under contract, and it's tampering if a team official publicly calls the media horde over and states unequivocally that the team has an interest in a player still under contract. It's tampering for a player to act on behalf of his club in making public statements or direct overtures to player under contract, though of course all but impossible to prove in practice.

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