The new CBA and what it will bring is helping to slow down talks with Martin St. Louis' agent on a multi-year deal. Feaster also spoke with Dave Andreychuk and a deal there is "not imminent." Or so says the Tampa Tribune.
Also in the article, news that Eric Perrin signed a minor league deal with the Hershey Bears is evidence that the work-stoppage is looming. Perrin had a stellar season in the AHL last year and will play for Hershey only if the NHL season is a no-go.