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05-29-2009, 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyHigh View Post
The only reason he didn't waive it earlier was because he wanted to receive a signing bonus from the Leafs IIRC.
Yeah, it was timed that way because of the signing bonus...but pretty sure McCabe was getting that money no matter what. The deal waited on it because no one else wanted to pay for Toronto swallowed it. It was deferred cash as I recall.

Player. NMC. Waived.

No way Briere would do that?

Originally Posted by FlyHigh View Post
EDIT: I should add that none of these "reasons" pertain to Briere. So far, you've listed McCabe and JR as examples of guys waiving their clauses. Examples aren't reasons.
Examples are examples that disprove idiotic absolute statements of certainty. Unless you have had direct conversations with Briere, you have no clue what personal motivations might lead to or not lead to him waiving his NMC. However, what the examples show is that there are reasons guys waive their NMCs and it happens with some all sports.

Why is Briere so different from other players that have waived their NTCs?

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