Good call his life as well as career has been in shambles since than. I hope Theo can make it back. He is getting up there in age though.
Many people forget or dont realize Theoren's life was already in shambles when he left Calgary. He was already an alcoholic and dipping into drugs. In 1997 when Sheldon Kennedy came forward, his career took a nose dive. Leaving just made the situation worse. Although, I am not so sure what could have saved Theo.
^Dipping into drugs eh? I didn't know that I thought he was just drinking heavily.
From what I have heard, he did in fact pick up some of his drug habbits in Calgary after all the news on Sheldon Kennedy/Graham James broke out. It just intensified in Denver and especially New York. (Greenwhich, CT, where he was living)
Bobby Holik-Seemed to be perfect for the NJ system. I dont know what the difference in money was but If it was close he should have stayed in NJ.
The saddest/funniest part is, the offers weren't that different. I beleive NJ offered 40 million over 5 years while the Ranger$ offered 45 over 5 (I might be wrong).
I think the one sticking point was that alot of the NJ money was deferred....
Either way, good call Bobby. Good call.
Funny antectdote (and pointless), last summer a friend of mine (big Rangers fan) and I had just got out of a movie in Times Square and were walking downtown and we ran into no one other than Bobby Holik. Fortunately, I had just brought my Stanley Cup hat that day and made sure he saw it. He was actually pretty cool and nice about it, congradulating the Devs and even told my friend that he'd do his best to get him a hat one day. We chatted some hockey for a few minutes as we walked before he had to rush off to a meeting. With who? Larry Robinson. Guess it wasn't successful!
It's Clarke's fault Lindros slept with Brind'amour's wife?
And the time that RUMOUR came out Brind'Amour's wife was already quite pregnant, so I seriously doubt that. Plus, if it really was true, it would be WAY more public, as Lindros was watched to death by the media looking for a big story.