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Antti Niemi Doesn't Want To Go To Arbitration Because Of O.J. Simpson

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Antti Niemi and his agent, Bill Zito, are confident in their case should they head to arbitration with Chicago Blackhawks. But anything can happen in the wild, dog-eat-dog world of arbitration cases, and Zito is well aware that despite a solid case, things may not go the way of his client.

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From the Chicago Tribune:

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Despite Niemi's impressive showing during the Hawks' drive to the Stanley Cup championship, Zito said he'd rather not leave it up to an arbitrator to make sure his client gets a nice raise from his salary of $827,000 last season.

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"We're confident we have a good case, but with that said, there is always risk," Zito said of the unpredictability of a hearing. "It's just like going to court ... Did O.J. (Simpson) really not do it?"

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(H/T From The Rink)