Thread: Speculation: Markov and Weber that much closer.
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06-21-2011, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Tim Wallach View Post
My only concern about this theory is that Meehan has said they don't even plan to meet Gauthier until the weekend at the draft. If Wiz was really Plan B, they'd be pushing harder on Markov this week and not leaving it until the weekend. Just my 2 cents.
Here's the quotation in question:

"Markovís agent, Don Meehan, said he and Gauthier are working on a deal for Markov and they will meet later this week at the NHL entry draft in Minnesota."

Given the fact that the draft is this week, I assume it would be difficult for an NHL GM and one of the most prominent agents to find the time to sit down before the draft and hammer that out, given all the other responsibilities they have. Even though they aren't meeting right now, Meehan says they are working towards a deal. I would think that the in-person meeting would be the home stretch for both sides, barring a catastrophic turnaround.

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