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08-26-2009, 04:54 PM
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KallioWeHardlyKnewYe
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Originally Posted by cydawg View Post

EDIT: One big difference between Foote and Filatov, though, is that Filatov is being honest about his feelings and possible intentions where as Foote lied and manipulated his situation.
To his credit, he's backing it up thus far, but if the playing situation isn't what he expects, how does he react? What happens to his "honesty" then?

This is my point all along. We think he's being honest. We certainly hope he's being honest. He very well may be honest. But we haven't seen enough to know what he really thinks and how he acts.

Ideally, he comes in, is better than we dreamed and none of this is ever an issue. But a demotion or lack of playing time or contract offer that doesn't meet his demands and then you'll find out what his desires and priorities really are.

I hate to rain on the parade, but I have a short-fuse for people who think they know what an athlete wants and is thinking.
You'd think we'd be more cognisant of this after Zherdev and Foote.

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