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Buffalo Sabres forward Jimmy Vesey is sticking with his plan to become an NHL free agent on Tuesday. Cheap Will Clapp Jersey .And Veseys agent, Peter Fish, told The Associated Press on Monday that college hockeys top player is in no rush to sign his first contract.Its certainly not going to be tomorrow, Fish said. I would say the earliest may be Friday or Saturday, but I wouldnt expect it to drag on much into the following week.Fish noted the timetable will depend on what teams express interest once theyre allowed to begin contacting Vesey after midnight. After that, Vesey plans to narrow the field to a handful of teams to present formal offers.One team already in the mix is Buffalo, which acquired the 23-year-olds rights in a trade with Nashville in June.Tomorrow, we start to find out what our opportunities are, but I can tell you from Buffalos standpoint, Jimmy is pleased with what theyve done and said thus far, Fish said.The two sides have had several discussions, with Fish saying, We have a very good understanding with everything in regards to Buffalo.Vesey was selected by Nashville in the third round of the 2012 draft and last season won the Hobey Baker during his senior year at Harvard. In March, Vesey rejected signing with Nashville by informing the Predators he planned to pursue free agency.The Sabres took a calculated risk in trading one of their four third-round draft picks to essentially gain exclusive negotiating rights with Vesey. Sabres officials traveled to Boston to meet with Vesey in July, and the two sides also had talks this past week.Veseys decision comes down to which team he believes best fits him and not how much money hes offered. NHL rules limit teams to signing Vesey to a two-year, entry-level contract with a base salary of no more than $925,000, plus signing and performance bonuses, which are also capped.Buffalo has one advantage in center Jack Eichel, who is coming off a solid rookie season after being selected second in the 2015 draft. Eichel and Vesey grew up together in Massachusetts, share the same agent and spent part of this summer playing together in a summer league.Veseys hometown Boston Bruins could be a contender, as well as the Toronto Maple Leafs, whose scouting staff includes Veseys father, James. Cheap New Orleans Saints Jerseys . The visitors took a deserved lead in the 16th minute with midfielder Yohan Cabaye curling the ball beyond Adrian from inside the penalty area.Cheap Natrell Jamerson Jersey .5 seconds to play in the game, Kevin Love never stopped believing that they would come out of there with a win.http://www.saintsjerseyscheap.com/cheap-trequan-smith-jersey/ . The Celtics closed out their first preseason under Stevens on Wednesday night with a 101-97 victory over the Brooklyn Nets, who rested a lot of their lineup including former Celtics Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. MONTREAL -- Australias Samantha Stosur won a hard-fought opening match in the first round of the Rogers Cup womens tennis tournament on Monday.Stosur avoided the upset, beating 67th-ranked Heather Watson in straight sets 7-5, 6-3.The tournaments 13th seed struggled in the first set, but found her rhythm in the second, breaking Watsons serve on three occasions.To get through in straight sets, Im pretty happy, said Stosur, who reached the Rogers Cup final in 2011. Overall I thought I served pretty well. There werent a lot of points off my serve where she could dictate off the first shot.If I got a good strike, I was in good shape to win those points.Earlier in the day, Ukraines Elina Svitolina made quick work of qualifier Jennifer Brady, winning 6-2, 6-4.Numerous rain delays lasting a combined four hours extended the afternoon session and forced organizers to alter the schedule.Canadian Francoise Abanda had her first-round match postponed because of the weather. Abanda will face qualifier Saisai Zheng of China on Tuesday.The only Canadian who played Monday was Gabriela Dabrowski. The 24-year-old, along with teammate Alla Kudryavtseva, lost in doubles 6-3, 6-2 against Romanians Simona Halep and Monica Niculescu.In the afternoon session, Barbora Strycova overcame numerous rain delays to beat Caroline Garcia of France 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.Strycova, ranked 22nd in the world, came from behind to defeat 22-year-old wild card Garcia in a session plagued by five rain delays.On two occasions, Strycova and Garcia returned to the court only to be ushered away just moments later when the rain restarted.Its really difficult, said Strycova of the constant interruption in play. These delays are tough because you always have to be ready. Discount Saints Jerseys. After the fourth delay, I went on the court and played a set and a half and I was tired.After losing the first set, Strycova battled back to win the next two. The Czech native will face 6-seed Venus Williams in the second round.Following the last of the rain delays, Strycova held serve then broke her opponent to take a 5-3 lead in the third set.On match point, Garcia, ranked 31st in the world, fired her forehand into the net.It was very close, Garcia said. I started that match very well. She had trouble adapting. But then there were many tight games. It was difficult for me to make a difference. I made mistakes.Also in the afternoon session, American Madison Brengle defeated Russias Ekaterina Makarova 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 while Daria Gavrilova topped Annika Beck 6-4, 6-3.The odds are against the Austrian Gavrilova in the second round. Her next opponent is fifth-seeded Halep.Naomi Broady booked her place in the second round with a three-set victory over Puerto Ricos Monica Puig. The big-serving Broady lost the first set 6-3 but bounced back strongly, winning the next two 6-4, 6-2 to triumph in a contest that lasted more than two hours.Next up for the 26-year-old is a match against third-seeded Garbine Muguruza of Spain.Canadians Eugenie Bouchard and Aleksandra Wozniak were not in action on Monday.On Tuesday, the 42nd-ranked Bouchard will meet Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic in the first round, while Wozniak takes on Italys Sara Errani.The Associated Press and Press Association contributed to this report. Cheap NFL Hoodies Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping Jerseys NFL China Wholesale NFL Autographed Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping ' ' '
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