‘“I think there are a couple of important factors when you look at situations like this,” Regier said of his decision to allow Stafford to skate. “Probably the most important thing is that you really want to keep pressure on the process. There is a lot of pain if you don’t have the player, and there’s a lot of pain if the player isn’t here. I think that has a way of putting pressure on the process and getting deals done. We made enough progress yesterday to decide collectively that it would be good for him to be here and we’ll keep working at it today.”’
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