I'm with you. I don't see a chance that Sather carries 7 mil in dead space into training camp. The knee jerk reaction to this news is crazy. Personally I think he retires and gets his 4 mill insurance check and the Rangers offer him a job in the front office. Is that too easy?
If he officially retires, he doesn't get the $4MM. No one is that magnamanous.
Am I the only one who thinks this "if you have money you deserve no sympathy for anything and should never be unhappy about anything ever" attitude we have around here and in society is getting a little played out/ridiculous?
Drury has made a lot of money and I doubt he's the type of person that would have frittered it all away. The Rangers want to give him 3.33 mil for doing nothing, rather than 5 mil for doing nothing, so that they can afford to sign players to replace him.
By challenging the buyout, Drury is screwing over the organization and the players he supposedly calls friends for 1.67 mil he doesn't need.
And please don't say "you wouldn't pass up 1.67 mil". I'm not a multi-millionare and you don't know me. If I was in Drury's situation, I would not be doing what he's doing.
You could not possibly say you would not do what Drury is doing. You have no idea. People who think athletes owe them something are totally off-base.
Doesn't sound like Drury is being a stand up guy. He's looking out for his investment. Him. He loses $1,666,667 million in a buyout. That's a lot of pizza. Rafalski retired and gave $6M. Drury will file papers stating his knee prevents from playing so he gets paid and receives the full benefits from an extra year of salary.
If Drury gets bought out or retires, then he is responsible for looking for and paying for his medical treatment, whether through his own private insurance or out of pocket. I can only imagine what an insurance policy for a guy with his background would cost, but I'm sure it would be crazy expensive. Not that Drury couldn't afford it, but that's not the point.
By remaining a member of the Rangers organization, he maintains his access to all the Rangers resources. I love all the self-righteous anger over a guy who is clearly just trying to protect himself. You do know that if you get hurt at your job, your company is required to pay you workers comp, right? This is no different.