Collusion with Berard
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10-20-2003, 11:33 AM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Billerica, Mass.
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I will have to check Websters for the definition of collusion, but I am pretty sure it has nothing to do with not making a player of limited productivity extremely overpaid. That is a joke. Berard screwed up, after last years debacle he should have thanked his lucky stars he was even offered a 10% raise never mind a freakin 100% raise.
Man, talk about making mountains out of mole hills...this latest ESPN.com article from Jim Kelley takes the cake.
The problem as I see it is that writers like Kelley and TSN's Kara Yorio give people like Bryan Berard a sense of entitlement with their stories. It would be one thing if they were Boston beat writers and saw every game he played, but they aren't- and maybe watch Berard 10 times a year if that. Maybe they happen to see him at his best, but then they swoop in with these inflated puff pieces of his worth, and how they can't understand why the Bruins are "lowballing" him and crap like that and they just don't understand the real situation.
In Yorio's defense, she issued a mea culpa and admitted she was wrong in the last issue of TSN after her ludicrous column that said the Bruins should've walked away from Rolston's arbitration award instead of Berard's. I think it's obvious she took some major heat over that one, but at least she had the integrity to stand up and face the music instead of slinking off and hoping nobody would ever bring it up.
Kelley's article was a joke.
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