Have players trusted the NHLPA/agents too much in the past?
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12-09-2012, 11:00 PM
Join Date: Feb 2010
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But I would rather talk about times when you think the NHLPA hoodwinked some players or even someone's agent misled them in a way that crippled their career.
Well, the most recent case involves Chris Philips of Ottawa & Dany Heatley, who combined are suing their former agent/advisor, one Stacey McAlpine & his family for somewhere north of $10M for failed real estate investments, misrepresentation & fraud. There are all kinds of horror stories going back through the generations, into the late 60's & early 70's when the WHA gravy train arrived, players realizing previously unheard of, almost unimaginable salaries & performance bonuses of one kind or another. In order to become an agent today of course, represent a player in negotiations, you have to be a member of the NHL Player Agents Association, a governing body that conducts background checks & monitors the memberships activities. Still, your going to get bad apples in every bunch, a lot of money involved, people are gonna do nasty things.
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