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11-17-2011, 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by shakes View Post
Seriously guys, this isn't NHL12. Negotiating is about back and forth. If the Leafs got a first offer that included a player and a pick, Burke would be stupid to accept it. No one and I mean no one ever should take the first offer. It should only get better through negotiations. As well, leaking this to the media means that they are letting other teams know where the starting point is. Hell, the Oilers tweet is actually logical if you think about it in comparison.

Sometimes you better accept the first offer and hope the other GM doesn't wake up before the paperwork is filed with the league...

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