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01-07-2013, 03:58 AM
Sir Psycho T
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Location: Redwood City, CA
Originally Posted by
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Yeah that will go well...
Bowman: "Hey Marian, remember that MASSIVE contract you signed that would have you get paid millions of $$$ for the next 10 years?"
Hossa: "Yeah of course i do! I love that contract and the millions of $$$!"
Bowman: "Great well since you were throttled by Torres and we're not sure if you're going to be the same player again we're going to buy you out. But then we're going to give you a NEW contract where you make less money and for not as long! Sound good?"
Hossa: "Sure! I love making less money! I also love signing new contracts after we already agree to a contract a few years ago! Thanks Mr. Bowman!"
He gets 2/3 of the money the Hawks would have to pay him and he gets to sign a new contract else where, in the long run it could actually get him more money.
At the end of the day this is a cut throat business, yes if Hossa isn't the same player you absolutely buy him out, at his age and his possible declining skill he isn't worth that contact.
Buying him out wouldn't hurt the Hawks in any way in a FA mind, players know it's just part of the game.
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