Pretty big news, UFA may start in mid June now

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    Pretty big news, UFA may start in mid June now

    Post by PTFlea on Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:58 am

    According to Sportsnet this morning, they say that it's done. UFA period will start mid June instead of July 1st.

    Is it earth shattering? Perhaps not, but it changes the landscape ever so slightly.
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    Re: Pretty big news, UFA may start in mid June now

    Post by SeawaySensFan on Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:09 am

    I think it might create more draft day trades, if anything.

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    Re: Pretty big news, UFA may start in mid June now

    Post by NEELY on Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:11 am

    Good move. Will create a little havoc around the league pre-draft.
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    Re: Pretty big news, UFA may start in mid June now

    Post by PTFlea on Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:17 am

    Has anyone else heard this though? I saw it this morning on the Sportsnet ticker and haven't heard anything else about it since.
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    Re: Pretty big news, UFA may start in mid June now

    Post by shabbs on Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:18 am

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    Re: Pretty big news, UFA may start in mid June now

    Post by PTFlea on Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:22 am

    Thanks Shabbs.
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    Re: Pretty big news, UFA may start in mid June now

    Post by shabbs on Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:27 am

    I'm fine with this move. It's just a date. They should also make the CBA expire at the same time. Heh heh.
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    Re: Pretty big news, UFA may start in mid June now

    Post by Flo The Action on Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:11 pm

    I bet the GM's are just about pulling their hair shouting "C'mon!"
    not only do they have to go thru the draft and the combine and get their staff organized for the playoffs but now they'll have to get UFA's and have solid trade options on the board by the draft. did the fans come up with this? this sounds like something out of NHL13 for XBox.

    On behalf of the players I could see how this might help settle in a few for a comfortable summerwith an early contract.

    does anyone see a patern that might come of this?

    I see GM's from the more attractive destinations picking up alot of the available UFA's and then trading whatever players they have a surplus of for draft pick at the draft. this could just become a way for certain teams to maintain their position at the top over some less fortunate markets. I bet the Flyers are overjoyed at the idea of this. Holmgreb is a monster.
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    Re: Pretty big news, UFA may start in mid June now

    Post by tim1_2 on Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:50 pm

    I'm normally camping on July 1st, so I welcome this news, as now I'll actually be able to watch the Frenzy. Or, as I call it, "The Ottawa Senators Sign an Old, Obsolete Russian" day.
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    Re: Pretty big news, UFA may start in mid June now

    Post by shabbs on Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:57 pm

    Some GMs may prefer as it gets it out of the way earlier, playoff failure is fresh in an owner's mind so it may be easier to sell spending, and it allows them to get the next-season prep started without UFA distractions.
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    Re: Pretty big news, UFA may start in mid June now

    Post by SeawaySensFan on Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:08 pm

    tim1_2 wrote:I'm normally camping on July 1st, so I welcome this news, as now I'll actually be able to watch the Frenzy. Or, as I call it, "The Ottawa Senators Sign an Old, Obsolete Russian" day.

    Good point by you! See you in Long Sault, then! TwoThumbsUp! Cheers
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    Re: Pretty big news, UFA may start in mid June now

    Post by wprager on Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:13 pm

    SpezDispenser wrote:According to Sportsnet this morning, they say that it's done. UFA period will start mid June instead of July 1st.

    Is it earth shattering? Perhaps not, but it changes the landscape ever so slightly.

    Finally I can go to Canada Day festivities without checking the twitter feed on my smartphone every 2 minutes.


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    Re: Pretty big news, UFA may start in mid June now

    Post by wprager on Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:14 pm

    shabbs wrote:I'm fine with this move. It's just a date. They should also make the CBA expire at the same time. Heh heh.

    This!


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    Re: Pretty big news, UFA may start in mid June now

    Post by hemlock on Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:51 am

    tim1_2 wrote:I'm normally camping on July 1st, so I welcome this news, as now I'll actually be able to watch the Frenzy. Or, as I call it, "The Ottawa Senators Sign an Old, Obsolete Russian" day.

    Laugh1 repped!
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    Re: Pretty big news, UFA may start in mid June now

    Post by shabbs on Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:33 am

    hemlock wrote:
    tim1_2 wrote:I'm normally camping on July 1st, so I welcome this news, as now I'll actually be able to watch the Frenzy. Or, as I call it, "The Ottawa Senators Sign an Old, Obsolete Russian" day.

    Laugh1 repped!
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