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Crosby rejects $7.5M WHA offer

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08-28-2004, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Dr Love
You're forgetting that there is a good chance he'd never even get paid, or get paid only a fraction of the money. The league is complete shambles, they have no players, no coaches, no GMs--yet still had a draft, no arenas, fewer and fewer teams each month, one team doesn't even have an owner (IIRC)... nothing to indicate to me that they would be able to deliver on a contract of any amount.
If the deal meant that he would receive $2 million immediately (which is what it sounds like) then he'd benefit and not lose. This was really dumb on Sidney's part. He was guaranteed $2 million. If the league folds (and it's looking worse everday) Sid gets $2 million to play junior this year. What a stupid decision.

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