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01-16-2004, 10:54 AM
Vlad The Impaler
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Originally Posted by Psycho Joe
I'm not going to call him scum. He nearly had his hand severed and that IMO had more to do with his poor performance the last two years, than anything else. How exactly did people expect him to perform post-injury? Other than not being able to fit into Hitchcock's system, Audette was a pretty decent player pre-injury.
That is something I have considered as well. But then, why not get an insurance settlement on this? To my knowledge, this possibility was ruled out.

Players who cannot live up to their commitments because of an injury get my sympathy. In that case, they settle, retire, whatever. Guys like Cherneski, Berard have done it in the past.

They can even come back later.

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