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Niemi’s Agent Says They Would Like To Avoid Arbitration

via ChicagoBreakingSports,

There are a number of different ways to go and I guess it’s up to Stan and I to try and find something that makes sense for everybody,” Zito said Wednesday on “The Mully & Hanley Show” on WSCR-AM 670. “Antti would like to stay and like to be a part of this thing and I guess the onus is on us to figure out a way to do it.”

Despite Niemi’s impressive showing during the Hawks’ drive to the Stanley Cup championship, Zito said he’d rather not leave it up to an arbitrator to make sure his client gets a nice raise from his salary of $827,000 last season.

“We’re confident we have a good case, but with that said, there is always risk,” Zito said of the unpredictability of a hearing. “It’s just like going to court ... Did O.J. (Simpson) really not do it?”

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Wow, that does not sound like a whole lot of confidence coming from an agent…. sounds like someone who is holding a 6 and a 2 off suit.  Seriously, Niemi needs to find a new agent.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 07/14/10 at 02:25 PM ET

AvsRock's avatar

Did he seriously bring up OJ Simpson?

I have to agree with g to l.

Posted by AvsRock from My timeshare in insanity... on 07/14/10 at 02:40 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

Alternate Headline: Niemi’s Agent Regrets That His Client Filed for Salary Arbitration.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 07/14/10 at 03:13 PM ET

SYF's avatar

What a joke of an agent…

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 07/14/10 at 03:41 PM ET

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