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Little sympathy for the filthy rich

ESPN.com users sound off on holding out as a negotiation ploy.

Updated: January 14, 2003, 2:57 PM ET
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holdˇout n. One that withholds agreement or consent upon which progress is contingent.

Source: The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition

Whether a player is the middle of a contract or is a restricted free agent leveraging negotiations, fans have little sympathy for holdouts. ESPN.com examined the on-ice and off-ice ramifications should either Calgary's Jarome Iginla or Montreal's Jose Theodore -- just two of many unsigned restricted free agents -- decide ...

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