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09-06-2008, 01:24 AM
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Such as reassuring him that we'd be more than happy to talk about a contract extension that would pay him atleast as much as his offer in Russia.
Such as putting pressure on his agent that this kind of BS would not be tolerated by NHL GMs, and would greatly hurt his career as an NHL agent.
Poile was given warning about this, and just ignored the possibility of it. While Radulov is to blame, Poile did nothing to prevent the problem. I'm fairly confident that other NHLs would have stepped as soon as they saw any sign of this happening to their most skilled offensive player. Maybe not all 29 other GMs, but SOME would have been successful at alleviating the problem. Stand Pat Poile is not in that group.
Why should Radulov receive special treatment? We're not gonna give him the upper hand by bowing down to every one of his needs. Begging a player to stay is a sign of weakness and desperation, not a trait you want your GM to have.
Reassuring a contract extension? You know it had nothing to do with money. It had nothing to do with a contract extension. It had to do with Radulov wanting to go home. If Rad had a problem with Poile or with the team, he could have asked to be traded. Rad wanted to be a superstar with all the attention pointed at him. An opportunity arose, and he took it without thinking.
Do you really think his agent gives a crap what NHL GMs think of him? Its not Poile's job to teach that bozo business ethics.
I dunno what to say about the rest of your post. Hypothetical situations like that are not a very good argument.
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