Thread: Confirmed with Link: Erik Cole to wear #72
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07-18-2011, 08:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Le Tricolore View Post
Well, he grew up watching and cheering on the Habs on Hockey Night in Canada, so...
Which prbly factors in to a whole 3% of his decision.

He followed the money, like most players.... and is now doing a fine job in kissing ass and making the best of what is playing in Montreal. I'm sure he enjoys the market, and is looking forward to it, but at the end of the day I'd bet his priorities are as follows:

1. Money / Contract length/ taxes
2. Location / Weather (22 degrees in Feb. vs - 22 degrees in Feb.....warm nights vs freezing your balls off)
3. Team strength (contender> Competitive> Bottom seeder)

Once you play over 500 games, I imagine that most arenas, given that they are near capacity, feel the same... eventually the novelty runs-dry. Sure, playing in Atl must have suck...

Bell is the best arena to play in, but the difference we see it at (on an avg night) is not as significant to the players as many would like to believe. These guys become a bit more immune to it all than we'd like to think.

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