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07-17-2012, 03:30 PM
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I think it's possible that it goes to arbitration but I don't really see it as a forgone conclusion at all. They've been discussing a 4-6 year deal but can't come to an agreement on what Oshie is worth in his UFA years. All that can result in arbitration is a 1 or 2 yr deal and I think it would be highly likely that they are close enough in Oshie's value to be able to come to an agreement on a short term deal without getting an arbitrator involved. My guess is that they negotiate the longer term deal until the 11th hour and if they can't get it done, they'll agree on a short term deal without arbitration. It going all the way to arbitration is certainly possible...just not a forgone conclusion IMO.

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