Break down the art of negotiation for us laymen
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07-14-2011, 11:55 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: New York City
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I doubt they speak every day in the beginning. Both sides might make their wishes known and they'll progress from there. In some cases, the team might be waiting to see exactly how much cap space they have before deciding to up their offer. And the player/agent might be waiting to see what some other comparable player gets before lowering their demands.
The Ladd deal should have given a good framework for Dubi and Cally to get deals done, but the agents are always going to push for the best deals they can get.
Boyle might be more difficult because there are few comparable players. He's 1 year from UFA, yet he's only had 1 productive NHL season. If he goes to arbitration, it's hard to figure what he'll get.
All 3 have their arbitration hearings set, and they still have some time to get a deal done before then. There's really no advantage to either side to hurry the process.
1. I would imagine that in case of arbitration the club stands a lot more to lose than the player if the two sides can't strike a deal.
2. How involved is the actual player in this process?
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