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09-24-2013, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Guru Meditation View Post
It goes both ways. Yes, the prospects get shortchanged a bit. But they also see Cleary and Bertuzzi and think they're going to get taken care of when they're older. If anything, the Wings organization is putting out the message that if players are loyal to them when they're young, the Wings will be loyal back when they're old.
I know you hate everything about that message, but I don't see it as nearly as toxic as you think.
You think a blue chip prospect, or any prospect for that matter, thinks that when they're 38 yrs old they'll have a retirement home, so take the demotions to Grand Rapids with a smile because, hey, when you're 38 yrs old and broken down you'll always have a spot in Detroit?

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