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12-07-2012, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Bleed Ranger Blue View Post
I think that whole schedule is unrealistic and aggressive.

But with that said, the guys playing every day in Europe are less likely to need a full training camp.

It's the same exact schedule they did in 1995, with the exception being that we are adding an extra day for Christmas, making it a less aggressive schedule than in 1995.

Keep in mind that it normally takes another couple of days for the lawyers to go through all the stuff once there's a basic agreement, and that would be the time for players to return from Europe.

Even if they wish to have a couple more days, that still isn't a reason to surrender today. They can just as easily sign the agreement on, say, December 12, give players 2-3 days to return, do a training camp for 10 days from Dec. 15 to Dec. 24, and they will have plenty of time to start the season on Dec. 26.

This calendar allows players and teams to grandstand for another 5 days without any consequences.

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