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01-30-2013, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Kentti View Post
There's an interesting article in Iltalehti [Evening Paper]:

Jokerit GM Jarmo Kekäläinen says about Winchester that there aren't many players available like Winchester who could have signed a NHL contract but weren't happy with the terms of the offered contract and decided to play in Europe instead.

So I can only speculate that Jesse negotiated with Ottawa but didn't get a contract he was happy with.
It wouldn't have to be Ottawa, per se.

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