NHL News/Notes part 10
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02-28-2013, 02:01 PM
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Well, first of all, what did he expect? How did he not expect getting waived?
Second of all, I can understand how all this pressure can get to him. Poor guy could never be healthy enough to live his dream.
If someone came to you and said "I am going to pay you $4.5m a year for the next 15 years but you don't get to do any of the things you love" would you take it? That's basically what has happened. He can't play hockey, and on top of that he can't do any 'risky' physical activities of any kind either. Like to Ski? Nope, ride a motorcycle? Nope...
I absolutely get how miserable that would be. It's easy to say "well just quit then" but once you agree to it, and your family becomes accustomed to having that kind of money, changing that can be ever harder than just living with it.
Now pile onto that a bunch of idiotic fans telling you day in and day out how much they hate you, booing you whenever you try to fulfill your obligations... Yah, that sucks.
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