3:25PM: In a chat at ESPN.com, Katie Strang writes that even with Sather’s comments, the team still views Derek Stepan as a prized player.
She adds that Sather’s comments may not help and instead have an adverse effect that could see Stepan dig in and stay with his demands.
3:02PM: In the NY Post, Larry Brooks writes that Derek Stepan’s agent Matt Oates did not respond to two different emails asking for comment after Glen Sather made his comment’s about the Derek Stepan situation last night.
Brooks says that there has been little progress made but that the two sides have spoken over the past 48 hours.
Oates has only spoken publicly once and in that interview he noted that they were not entertaining offer sheets.
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