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09-23-2003, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Joe Oilfan
thanks for the welcome. it is a great board.

I see your point. but when it all comes down to it, players just want to play hockey.

I think it really bothers a player not to be at camp with the guys as Smyth said in the article.

you've got management and agents saying things in the media and things are always taken out of context and used for 'good' journalism.

agents are too much like lawyers today - Winter probably told Comrie not to say anything, then because of his silence, he's perceived as indifferent.
And I can agree with some of what you are saying to a point but ultimately the player makes the decision.(We all know that Ray Bourque always signed for less to be in Beantown.) They are advised by their agents. If Comrie REEEEEAAAAAAALLLLLLYYYYYYY wanted to be here, a few hundred thousand wouldn't keep him away.

When it comes to "Does he want to be here?" only Mike(and whomever he has told) knows for sure.

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