Found October 12, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
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One success of the current CBA is that it has limited player holdouts.  In fact the first one of any significance has come in the seventh season of the CBA.  Kyle Turris of the Phoenix Coyotes is holding out this season. Turris is stuck in a situation where players have limited bargaining power.  They are restricted free agents, so they are tied to their current team, but they do not have salary arbitration rights.  Thus they are forced to accept whatever terms they can negotiate with their current team and there are no outside influences that can reset things if either side is unrealistic.  In principle, another team could sign him to an offer sheet, but as there were none leaguewide this year, that is a faint hope. Turris is a young potential laden forward who is yet to accomplish much in his career.  Last season he scored a career best 25 points, but as the third pick overall in the 2007 draft, much more is expected of him. Continue reading "The Kyle Turris Holdout"
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