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Following the news Tuesday that Nino Niederreiter requested a trade, different bits and pieces of the story have come to light. Tuesday night, Newsday added a bit of a timeline of events from the GM's side. Wednesday, the CT Post caught up with Niederreiter at Sound Tigers practice and he didn't have much to say. "I just do what I can control the best I can on the ice," Niederreiter told the Post. The night before, Niederreiter was at a team function and told a fan 'it wasn't him but his agent' who was behind the trade request.

So the one person we haven't heard a lot in the english press from is the agent, Andy Rufener. He declined to talk to Newsday for their story Tuesday night and was cited as delivering the news to Garth Snow by ESPN but again, wasn't reached for comment.

However, Rufener did give an interview to the Swiss outlet 20 Minutes. In it, Ruefener deflects some of the blame for the situation away from his client and towards himself. He also comes across as taking this as the end of days a bit of a hard line. Swiss IPB reader Oliver sent in a translated version of the article. Writes Oliver:

Tags: Islanders, matt martin, News, nino niederreiter, Editorial Aside, sydney esiason, tyler seguin
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