'"I think we've all had the idea for the last month or so that something would happen soon," said Buffalo Sabres forward Mike Grier, a Holliston native who now resides in Hopkinton. "So it's a little bit of a relief to have it finally happen." Grier wasn't thrilled with the end result — a cap system — or the fact that a full season was lost in getting to that disappointing result, but like most players, he was resigned to that inevitable conclusion. "Since February, we've all had an idea what was going to happen, that we would get a cap," said Grier. "It's just a shame it took missing a whole year to get to that."'
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