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Rangers can't buy out injured Drury (career ending injury)
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06-17-2011, 10:48 AM
Can't Beat Him
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Washington, DC
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You want to talk about real world economics? You and I don’t live up to the job we’re paid to do.. We get fired!
No questions asked. Drury signed on for big money and delivered very little. Even when relatively healthier his
Production started to dip. A few seasons ago they announced Drury’s “new role” on the team. Seriously? We’re paying you how much to be a third line center? Was that the original agreement.
Sather overpaid to get this guy, because his reputation was a 30+g scorer, huge playoff performer, clutch goal scorer, and leader. After a “good” first season, he has failed to deliver on all accounts. If you can’t do the job that you were hired to do, You have the option of taking a pay cut for a lesser role, or being dismissed. To continue to be awarded for a job you never Ever succeed in filling from day one, let alone now that you are injured is criminal.
Okay, but that's not how it works with guaranteed contracts. You don't
to take a pay cut (in fact,
), and a dismissal comes in the form of a demotion to the AHL or a buyout. You can't compare the situations you or I would face to guys playing with guaranteed contracts.
It's just pain.
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