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08-07-2006, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Reaper45 View Post
So taking off the c was a business decision?
It's a possibility. His agent may have suggested to him that, if the Kings weren't going to pay him like a captain, then he wouldn't be the captain, and, hopefully, the Kings would panic and up their offer. I find that a very plausible possibility.
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Originally Posted by Reaper45 View Post
In his initial stage it may not have been personal as you said. But how did he expect the fans to take it?
How did the Kings expect Blake to take it when they lowballed him and said "take it or leave it"? You're chastising Blake for not thinking of how the fans would react, yet you don't hold management accountable for not thinking of how Blake would react.

Don't you see that this is a domino effect? Management makes a callous decision (lowball, "take-it-or-leave-it") without thinking of how it'd be perceived -> Blake takes it the way most people would take it and reacts personally by making a callous decision (to remove the C) -> fans take it the way most people would take it and react personally by making a callous decision (to hate and boo him).

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