CBA Negotiations III: Why Can't We All Just...Get Along?
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12-11-2012, 09:28 PM
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada
He's not backtracking, he's just explaining what he meant. In a normal conversation, he would've provided the original statements, and then maybe you'd disagree, be confused or even shocked. He'd probably see that and would say what he meant, and then the ball would be in your court again. Now, however, you get a couple of statements, the media creates a story, then they finally get back to him, and once he clarifies, a thing that could've easily been done in half a minute right from the get-go, we have another newsworthy story featured at TSN. I think it's just one of those things that have been taken out of context. Plus, I also see it was posted and translated on PuckDaddy originally, so I wouldn't put too much stock in it. It's probably in the right ballpark, but I'm sure they could've chosen different words that would more accurately portray the manner in which he was giving the original interview in Czech.
Whatever. And as for Hartnell and your comments on how he didn't say that about own of his teammates. Well, personally, I would have
that, because then at least he'd let it be known what
himself is planning on doing, but now he's just inciting others to leave Hamrlik to fend for himself. I don't really care what he said and don't know how he said it, just goofing around or actually meaning it, but if you do try and take his words as meant seriously, I don't see how saying that about a teammate would make a (negative) difference.
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