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Kukla's Korner Hockey

One Day Closer To The NHL Draft And UFA Day

06/25/2014 at 6:55pm EDT

Spending almost 24 hours in an emergency room of a hospital is not fun but it did allow me to sit back and follow all the hockey stories out there.

I do get the sense during this open-talk period leading up to the UFA period on July 1st a lot of agents are, and rightfully so, building up their players.

So and so player has six teams showing interest, another has four, still another has multiple teams interested in his services.

In years past we have heard this kind of chatter, all coming from a source but this year everything is out in the open and the agents are taking advantage of it.

Meanwhile, GMs are not talking and rightfully so, why should they make public their intentions, it is better to be quiet and let other teams guess what is going on.

The prices of some players on the UFA market have not hit the peak yet, expect that to happen much closer to UFA Day.

In the meantime, expect more chatter on Thursday, the day before the draft and stay tuned, you never know what may happen.

Now, a little bit about me... New drugs prescribed, watch my diet, get some rest and relax when I can.

All easier said than done, but I plan to follow the directions as closely as possible.

Thanks for the numerous emails and comments regarding my health, they do mean a lot.

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