Sounds like Montreal isn't his kind of town. Maybe a trade is what he wants, to someplace he wants to retire to. I'm fine with that.
I don't think it has anything to do with the city or the team. He just equalled his best season in terms, has had his best in terms of goals and seemed pretty pleased with the city itself when interviewed.
He may have been lying out of his ass, but I think he seemed sincere.
Whatever. He was a bright spot amidst the dismality that was last season, but obviously he's not exactly a future cornerstone or anything. If he's bitter, or complacent, and especially if any of that spills over into his on-ice performance, then great, retire, we can spend the cap space elsewhere. No biggie either way, I'd say. I don't want some grumpy old man infecting our youth movement or stirring up resentment in the lockerroom.
Oh lord... I guess I'll qualify for "grumpy old man" in 3 years time... he's 34 not 64
We all know you are posturing - stop being an idiot, just **** and entertain me by scoring goals and losing teeth.
It's true, I was looking forward to the end of the lockout partially because we could stop hearing players dressing up, playing businessman, and making fools of themselves. His quote the other day was telling, he basically said that if the owners were to come to the PA earlier this could have been done sooner. The lockout is over, the CBA is agreed upon, and he still needs to do some silly PR stunt and throw in one last dig at the owners. Childish.
Erik Cole should have been thinking this prior to signing his last contract then and not committing to an organization for 4 years.
honestly tho, if he is thinking this now, then just pack your bags now. hockey is as much a mental game as anything. If your not committed to playing and rather spend your time with your family, leave now and let the organization move on.
Originally Posted by persh
Best course of action for Cole is suck really bad this year to force a buyout in the summer and run away with cash...that would suck for the habs.
if i was the organization id bite the bullet, send him to the minors and let him travel all around North America on the bus just so he'd miss his family some more.
"Cole poursuivra donc sa réflexion, au cours des prochains mois, et tentera d'évaluer si le salaire qu'il empochera d'ici le printemps 2015 compensera suffisamment pour les sacrifices que sa famille consentira à faire en continuant de vivre dans ce qui s'avère, pour eux, un pays étranger."
He is evaluating if his salary will be enough to compensate for the sacrifice he and his family will make by staying in Quebec. Apparently, Quebec high school are way worse than in the States according to Cole... What a charmer!
He also mentioned that he wasn't that thrilled when the deal was made. Still sour.
Let's remember that Cole candidly revealed a month ago that he mocked Hamerlik when Hamerlik called Georges simply to give his opinion that canceling the season cannot be an option... Which is why Hamerlik went public...
Hope he'll suck this season but that will be hard to do if he plays with great players like Desharnais and Pacioretty.... Put him with Plekanec and Bourque I say