Updated-Drury won't retire. Will soak the Rangers for buyout $
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04-24-2011, 12:50 PM
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Nothing wrong with a player playing out his contract.
He is only making the amount of money he was promised. No more, no less. That's what contracts are for. I am pretty sure that everybody would be really pissed if Stepan came out and said that he made too little so he needs more to play next year. It works the same way in reverse. A contract is a contract even if the player is making less than he's worth. Petitioning a player to retire after he has been given the contract is a bit silly and quite a bit selfish.
Totally correct. But at the same time there is nothing wrong with a player acknowledging that he is no longer able to play at a level needed to compete in this league, and gracefully exiting stage left. While nobody was forced to give him the contract he got, the reality is he was compensated quite well for a very modest performance these past several years. To continue to collect a paycheck that is most assuredly undeserved going forward would be disrespectful to his teammates and the organization that treated him so well. Chris has always struck me as a classy individual, and I have to believe he will seriously consider retirement. If he doesn't he gets bought out and life goes on.
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