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by Paul on 12/19/06 at 06:30 PM ET
from Ken Campbell at the Hockey News,
Just weeks after Alex Ovechkin fired Don Meehan and announced that his parents would be handling his affairs, San Jose Sharks superstar Joe Thornton has left well-known agent J.P. Barry. Thornton’s brother, John, who had previously worked with Barry, is in the process of being certified by the NHL Players’ Association and will represent Thornton.
The firings bring into question whether or not top-end players, most of whom are automatically paid 20 per cent of the team’s salary cap, are finding that they don’t need their agents.
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