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01-04-2013, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by WinterEmpire View Post
ie lack of foresight and self control
Is it a surprise to anyone that mistakes get made? While GM's are highly paid - their job is REALLY difficult. Predicting how some 18 YO kid is going to develop, or how a 30 YO UFA is going to produce over the next 8 years is REALLY, REALLY difficult. Add in an incredible amount of pressure to put a winning product on the ice, and mistakes will be made.

Taking that personal is ludicrious. How can it come to a surprise to a PA member that a team might not like the Redden, Finger or Olesz contracts? Or if you'd like some less extreme examples how about the Leino and Komisarik contracts. That's enough to get made about? Those NHLPA member aren't producing like expected, and they're getting mad at the GM's?

ESPECIALLY, when the punishment is collecting 66% of the remaining contract value, and not having any cap hit. If Gomez is bought out, the Habs will have a total of $14M more cap dollars available to pay them with, and that's somehow seen as a "bad thing"? I really don't understand the NHLPA at this point. I understand not liking or trusting the owners, but this is getting ridiculous. Put your big boy pants on and do what is best for you in the long term. Don't cut off your nose to spite your face, and do it because of hubris and ego.

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