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"I really thought Gary Bettman would want to show the world that he had the ability to get a deal done without locking out the players,."
"Based on him raising revenues to record heights since the last lockout, and based on the fact that the game has never been more exciting, I thought that it would have been a perfect way to leave his legacy with this port and not have three consecutive lockouts."
-Ian Pulver, NHL player agent. More on today's announcement from Tim Wharnsby of CBC.
From Darren Dreger at TSN:
Sources tell TSN the Maple Leafs approached [Bryan] McCabe’s agent, Ian Pulver before the NHL Entry Draft hoping to encourage the veteran defenceman to waive his no-movement clause to open the door for a trade.
However, this time, whether intended or not, Toronto turned up the heat and according to sources, hinted McCabe may be asked to stay home, rather than join his teammates for training camp if he wasn’t willing to change his mind.
Those close to McCabe say he will not be strong-armed and if attempts are made to force him out, a grievance will be filed with the NHL Players’ Association.
Maple Leafs assistant general manager Jeff Jackson contends there have been no threats. “Neither Cliff nor I have threatened anything,” Jackson told TSN. “We’ve had discussions with Ian Pulver about Bryan’s future in Toronto.”