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02-10-2013, 09:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Bonzai12 View Post
I see the negotiations turning with every game.

For ROR to lose a service year is a boneheaded move, especially in a lockout year with reduced # of games. If he really wants the money and big payday, then he needs to sign so he can be one more year closer to UFA.

With every day that passes, the pendulum swings to the Avs favor. At some point, they will probably pull the rug on the negotiations and effectively take away the chance of a service year and a deal. If they do that, everyone will be in arms here screaming bloody murder but it's good business for the Avs to keep him wrapped up for one additional year. You don't want to give him a service year by allowing him to play some super short schedule like 20 games or something. In fact, there's probably a min. # of games you have to play to get a service year, but I'm not CBA efficient enough to know what that # is.
That's when Meehan and the NHLPA say the team isn't negotiating in good faith and this whole thing gets even more embarrassing for the Avs.

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