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01-14-2013, 08:52 AM
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The entire arguement about Cole signing for X and now he's getting Y is wrong.

All contracts are contingent on the CBA for which time they were signed. Due to escrow, no player got 100% of the value of their contract during the last CBA.

Secondly, Cole was well aware that a new CBA brought with it the possibility of another reduction in pay. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that if he thought that revenue sharing wasn't going to drop down to 50%, he was looking at the world through rose coloured glasses and being naive.

If he truley wanted to negociate his contract without leaving any money on the table, he should have signed a 2 year deal up until the end of the last CBA and he could have looked for a job now under th new CBA and hope to get the same dollar amount he got previously. He didn't do this so now I just think he sounds like a whiny, spoiled baby. I didn't like him before he came to Montreal and I don't like him again. Hope he does retire or gets traded now.

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