Found July 02, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
As the Red Wings prepare to make their "final pitches," as the Free Press's Helene St. James put it, to the team's unrestricted free agents-to-be in Damien Brunner, Daniel Cleary and Valtteri Filppula, a strange window's opening up in the new CBA which allows UFA's-to-be to be wined and dined in both literal and figurative senses by possible suitors, with no player being allowed to sign deals with either the teams that hold their rights or any potential suitors until noon on July 1st (at least officially). According to NHL.com and CBS Sports' Brian Stubits, on Wednesday and Thursday, players may negotiate contracts with UFA's-to-be, and even visit possible destinations, and, according to the Bergen Record's Tom Gulitti, that period begins on Wednesday at 12 PM EDT and ends on Friday at noon, when unrestricted free agency begins. In terms of the player Gulitti's talking about in one bound-for-the-market David Clarkson, Clarkson's agent ...
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