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11-01-2013, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by brian_griffin View Post
This post raises a lot of thoughts / hypotheticals.

I assume whether to appeal or not is the decision of the player (and not his club), as Shanahan's office and the machinations of the wheel of justice are part of the terms of the CBA, and therefore the NHLPA vs. the NHL and it's member clubs. I do not know the extent to which a club formally or informally counsels a player (or his agent) on whether to appeal or not (or even whether they are allowed to or not).
Darcy Regier was present at Kaleta's appeal and had his voice heard in favor of reducing Kaleta's suspension.

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