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07-18-2012, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by LoveHateLeafs View Post
Why would the Sabres offer him an ELC if they have another year to sign him and he has no intention of leaving? Maybe they're afraid he'll have a big year in Finland and pull a Tim Erixon next spring.
Because Regier now has the financial freedom to be proactive about signing players before the 11th hour and chooses to use it. It doesn't really matter; his contract will slide. It's just the comfort of not having to worry about it.

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