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12-15-2011, 10:55 PM
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Originally Posted by kevinsane View Post
Dude, I am 50. I know exactly what my values are and I am pretty damned far from "naive". I'm not Messier, and maybe he has I'll will towards the Canucks. I don't know. I do know, EMPHATICALLY, that I would not take money, be it a dollar or a million, if I didn't believe I'd done my part to earn it. In Messier's case, legally, he didn't have to "earn" it. It doesn't mean it's ethical, at least in my eyes.

I respect your tenure, your background, and your opinion. Don't pretend that qualifies you to judge me.
The fact that the clause entitles him to money based on the value of the franchise value going up does mean he EARNED the money. If the value of the franchise went down then he wouldn't be entitled to anything extra. Don't blame Messier, blame the people who signed him to the stupid contract.

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