‘"I was talking to [coach] Lindy [Ruff]. The environment that we live in is very different than the pre-lockout CBA," Regier told ESPN.com. "With the offer sheets and unrestricted free agency at the latest at 27 — it forces teams to make decisions earlier and to make them for a longer period of time. And, obviously, the players have the same decisions. And as expensive as it might be to keep your own players, it’s even more expensive to go buy them on the open market. If you can."’
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