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by Paul on 01/06/13 at 11:23 AM ET
from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,
Players will seek the situations best for themselves and their families, and in particular, Boston and Toronto are great cities in which to live and work, but wouldn’t it be grand if not a single NHL-caliber goaltender would agree to sign with the Bruins next summer, and wouldn’t it be grand if upper-echelon players continue the recent tradition of spurning the Maple Leafs?
Several individuals who attended negotiating sessions in which Burke participated have told Slap Shots they believe the GM’s sole agenda was to ensure the new CBA would allow the league to a) punish teams for front-loaded contracts that were legal under the past agreement; and b) penalize teams who waive players on existing one-way deals out of the NHL.
How convenient defenseman Jeff Finger, who spent the last two years in the AHL on a one-way Toronto contract worth $3.5 million per, had his deal expire following last season.
more and understand this article was written before the CBA announcement...
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