Found July 17, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
Earlier on Monday evening, MLive’s Ansar Khan reported that Red Wings GM Ken Holland is attempting to ink the Wings’ restricted free agents, Kyle Quincey and Justin Abdelkader, to new contracts. This morning, the Free Press’s Helene St. James reports that the Wings are actually a little further along in the negotiating process with both players than Khan reported… The Wings have been talking to Abdelkader’s camp for a while, and the negotiations were going well enough that Abdelkader opted not to file for arbitration by the July 5 deadline, unlike teammate Kyle Quincey. Quincey has a hearing July 25, and while the sides could reach an agreement before then, Quincey would, through arbitration, be assured a one-year deal that would leave him an unrestricted free agent next summer. Again, Holland has gone through with exactly two arbitration hearings since 1995 in Ray Sheppard and Jiri Hudler, so it’s incredibly unlikely that he’ll do the same with Quincey… Continue reading "Red...
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