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08-19-2011, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Jonathan. View Post
It's not wrong at all. Many, many players will retire from a team rather than soak the team with buyout money first. But Drury showed his character with that move.

His insurance would have covered his remaining contract due to injury. All players have insurance and teams have insurance on the players. Drury should've taken the insurance cash instead of being a punk and soaking a cap-strapped team that he claimed to love with millions in buy-out cash.

He would have gotten the full amount either way.
I really doubt he was trying to screw the Rangers and he just wanted to continue his career. Would've made more sense for him to announce his retirement either earlier or later in the off-season if that were the case as well, because this is one of the only things for people to talk about in the hockey world and it very well might be for weeks.

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