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Source confirms excessive illegal activities in this year's NHL free agency


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Samer Dagher
July 6, 2024  (3:32 PM)
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The NHL has a clear tampering issue, and an insider has revealed that it's worse than ever.

In the previous collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the NHL had a one-week negotiation window allowing teams to talk to upcoming free agents. This period gave players more time to make important decisions about their futures.
However, the current CBA removed this window and set a 12:00 p.m. deadline on July 1st. Unfortunately, the NHL has done a poor job of enforcing this rule.
Over the past week, fans have seen tampering reach new heights. Before the 12:00 deadline, details of over 20 deals, including contract terms and dollar amounts, were revealed, even though players were still under contract with their previous teams.
A former NHL General Manager mentioned that tampering has become so rampant that the Edmonton Oilers and Florida Panthers were at a significant disadvantage during the Stanley Cup finals, as other teams were already talking to upcoming free agents.
According to league sources, tampering with free agents this year was supposedly running rampant. #NHL #NHLFreeAgency

According to league sources, tampering with free agents this year has been widespread. The NHL needs to make a clear statement. Should teams be allowed to circumvent contracts, or should they follow the rules set out in the CBA? If the league allows teams to do whatever they want, it will only lead to more issues.
Source: bladeofsteel
NHL source reveals 'tampering running rampant' during free agency
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Source confirms excessive illegal activities in this year's NHL free agency

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