Rangers Zero In On Signing Liffiton
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03-26-2004, 01:10 PM
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Manitoba, Canada
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Yeah, God forbid the kid comes into his first Professional practices after missing a whole season and seem to be 'distant' on the ice.
I mean come on Edge, is there no leeway given here? I don't know, maybe the kid has rocks in his head, maybe he is nothing special, I just feel the spin doctors setting up the negative Umberger stance way too soon.
I'd agree and as a hockey player myself, although by no means as skilled as R.J., you often dream of being a pro player and getting paid to play. I think, sometimes, these kids let the latter take precedent over the former. He might be getting an unjust rap with the fans, through the media but there comes a time where you just have to shut up and play...
If they give you $250,000 or $500,000 to start off with then fine - take it for two years. Prove to them that you deserve more and maybe you'll get what you're asking for.
He's asking for respect and acknowledgement that he's as good of a player as he thinks he is. Right now there are two consecutive teams that believe he's not. Maybe it's time he shows a little respect in return; shuts his mouth about how good of a character he is and how hard he's willing to work and just proves it.
When it comes to prospects hockey is all about
what have you done for me lately
and well, lately you haven't done very much.
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