Same went with the guy who bet on Texas Tech to win the NCAA B-ball tournament...would've won somewhere around 150K...casino offered him 100K before the finals to cash out. He declined...Tech lost...he got nothing.
I read the same thing...Ferls can want to stay all he wants, but if the managerial staff thinks they can go get someone better (physicality + scoring), then no hard feelings, best of luck to ya (or sign for a hometown discount).
I know...and I got the chance to see him in person in his one game in Vancouver. Solid play, but still had a tendency to drift. He should be a solid backup role next season and get ready to start in 2020/2021.