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01-08-2013, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Dr Quincy View Post
This. If Thomas wanted to sit out from the B's but play somewhere else I'd be the first one saying he's breaking his contract. If he wants to play professional hockey anywhere on planet Earth he is obligated to play for the Bruins.

I just disagree with the notion that a player is obligated to play when he doesn't want to and is willing to not get paid.

Indentured servitude ended a long time ago.
He breaks his side of the contract, and the Bruins are not obligated to hold up their end, ie paying him. I would never do it, if I sign a contract of my own free will, I live up to it, but I'm sure he has his reasons, so meh, no big deal here.

Indentured servitude though? Wow. The guy signed a contract of his own free will to make multi millions playing a game. This is a far cry from indentured servitude. A far, far cry.

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