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Dubinsky: NHL's college free-agency process is 'a joke'

Dubinsky: NHL's college free-agency process is 'a joke'
Published On: Fri, Aug 25
Apr 9, 2016; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky (17) against the Chicago Blackhawks at Nationwide Arena. The Blue Jackets won 5-4 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

During these dog days of the hockey summer, small flourishes such as the rush to sign Will Butcher stand as welcome distractions. At least for some of us.

It sounds like Columbus Blue Jackets forward (and occasional bane of Sidney Crosbys existence) Brandon Dubinsky is not quite a fan of this process, even if he didnt name Butcher or, say, Jimmy Vesey by name.

Dubinsky didnt provide a solution, necessarily, but his tweet will inspire some of us to watch his first encounter with Butcher more intently.

Interesting. Dubinsky followed that tweet up with I bet teams that make the draft pick would agree with me as well!

While the process can be tricky, its important to note that not every situation is the same.

For every Vesey situation " i.e. the team who drafted a player showing interest in signing him " there are ones closer to Butcher, where the Colorado Avalanche werent pretty lukewarm toward handing him a deal.

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