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‘The Lull Before the [July 1] Storm’

From ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun:

Ah, the poker game is on as we count down to noon ET on Thursday.

“It’s the lull before the storm,” one player agent told ESPN.com on Tuesday.  Agents and GMs “insist” this is their best offer and can’t compromise anymore as the contracts of pending unrestricted free agents are set to expire ... until their next offer comes in.

As a hockey writer, it’s a strange and frustrating time; you are caught between teams and players, and the information you receive is filtered through intense negotiating pressure. I’ve learned a long time ago not to ever write “Player X is definitely going to market.” You have to leave yourself wiggle room because anything can happen at the 11th hour.

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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