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01-03-2013, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Guerzy View Post
I certainly think Donald Fehr takes this right to the 11th hour. Why not? he's come this far.
Agreed. At this point, with the disclaimer off the table, I doubt we see an agreement for another week. It's impossible for Fehr to sign now, for optics if nothing else. We are only a week from the deadline, players will question signing this week, even if the deal is the same next week at this time. Your not gaining anything by signing this week from the players side, it's not like there will be more/money being paid this season.

What might be telling is if the players head back to their European teams. I think they are due back sometime early next week, so if we see a bunch of players stay home early next week, there's probably an agreement...if not, well it means almost nothing, IMO, since that just means the agreement is not a certainty.

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