Jaime Lundmark is an Idiot
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09-17-2004, 10:27 PM
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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if your boss told you to go to work during your same job for 3% what you are currently being paid would you agree to it?? bullsh!t you would...you would have an absolute cow...
by playing in hartford lundmark would be taking a 97% paycut...he could make far more than that playing in europe...
it is absolutely histerical how people bash players for 'being greedy' when in reality they are doing exactly what any person in their right mind would do...
when you are willing to take a 97% paycut then you can talk about lundmark's willingness to do so
I have to respectfully disagree here. I'll start by saying I can't say I would definately do what I think Lundmark should do because I've never been faced with decisions that involve millions of dollars before, but...
A normal person being faced with a 97% pay cut doesn't really compare well to this situation here. Lundmark has been handsomly paid for two rather unproductive seasons (not that I'm not being patient with him, I still have hope for him). The only reason he's been paid the million and change he's gotten each of the last two seasons is because of where he's been drafted. It wouldn't kill him to be humble and realize he's been overpaid for his production thus far and that it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world to make minor league money for a year because that's what's probably best for his development given the current NHL situation (either getting good ice time in a beefed up AHL or playing in Sweden or Finland, not Italy).
These guys are so quick to forget that they make a living playing a GAME. You probably couldn't wipe the smile off my face if someone told me I could make a living (say 60 grand a year, I don't know) playing hockey and travelling all over the place.
As for a Cherneski situation as others have mentioned, c'mon. Whenever these guys step on the ice they risk death honestly. It's a dangerous game. Any given time someone could get blasted in the chest with a point shot and drop dead. What does it matter when a guy gets hurt. Should someone get hurt seriously in the AHL making little money, they were felled attempting to prepare for/impress the NHL. What's wrong with that? Should guys like Lundmark sit out because they're young and can't make anywhere near NHL money elsewhere in a time like now?
I'm not labelling Jamie a greedy guy or a jerk or anything. I just wish he was gonna be playing against good competition and receiving good ice time and gaining confidence beyond lighting up scrub goalies in Italy.
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