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02-24-2009, 10:39 AM
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I stick by my original statement: **** Drury. And **** the rest of the players if they were struggling because they "weren't having fun" or some other totally ******** excuse. There have been fantastic teams--dynasties in fact--throughout every major professional sport that played styles that were "boring" or "not fun" for the players.
You know what makes the game a lot more fun? WINNING. If the reason our players have been sucking ass is that they weren't happy in Renney's system, then **** all of them. They're professional athletes for Christ's sake. I'm plenty sympathetic to people being unhappy with their job, but you still do your ******* job. I've had jobs before where I was unhappy, but I didn't mail it in. You keep working as hard as possible because you have some modicum of pride and respect for the job that you do.
**** Chris Drury, **** anyone else on our team that places the blame on anyone but themselves. Rarely do I become angered by players on my favorite teams, but ****, this is nonsense.
How about this for something to think of? Did you ever think that the reason why the guys "weren't having fun anymore" comes down to money? We have alot of guys heading into free agency. Free agents get judged on stats compared to other guys with similar stats, and are generally awarded similar contracts. How do you think those stats look when your coach preaches defense and the virtue of winning games 2-1? Has a non goaltender ever been rewarded with a rich free agent deal based on his team's win percentage? I'm not claiming it to be truth by any stretch, but you never know what happens behind the scenes when a bunch of guys get their agents in their ears, agents that are paid based on a percentage of the overall value of their players contracts. There is some kind of iceberg we have here, in that we are only seeing a very small portion of the surface of what really went on. The real danger lurks below the surface. That's what will sink your boat.
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