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Crosby rejects $7.5M WHA offer

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08-25-2004, 07:28 PM
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Crosby rejects $7.5M WHA offer

http://tsn.ca/chl/news_story.asp?id=96207

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interesting... A 17-year old making $2.5 million per year is sick. Sick.

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well for the people who didn't think the league was a joke in the first place should know now how big of a joke they truly are...

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Good for him!!! That shows that his head is screwed on right and that it's not all about money.

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Good for him!!! That shows that his head is screwed on right and that it's not all about money.
True that.

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interesting... A 17-year old making $2.5 million per year is sick. Sick.
Hrm, probably should avert your eyes from the NBA draft.........or some of the bonus dollars that MLB draft picks sometimes get straight out of high school.

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Good choice Crosby.

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I agree it's a good choice by Crosby, not sure if I'd be able to walk away from that but it is good to see his dream of playing in the NHL is more important than making a quick fortune, he knows his payday is coming but it's still got to be tough to say no.

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I agree it's a good choice by Crosby, not sure if I'd be able to walk away from that but it is good to see his dream of playing in the NHL is more important than making a quick fortune, he knows his payday is coming but it's still got to be tough to say no.

Why would it stop him playing in the NHL? Finish his 3 years in the WHA (if it lasts that long) and change to the NHL. He's not going to get more money than that on rookie contract under the next CBA!

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well for the people who didn't think the league was a joke in the first place should know now how big of a joke they truly are...
You've got that right. How did the Hamilton franchise make him the offer when he was drafted by Toronto?

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Good.

Crosby showed that not everything is about money.

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You've got that right. How did the Hamilton franchise make him the offer when he was drafted by Toronto?
From what I understand, Toronto's in shambles. No place to play what with the Baby Leafs moving into the Ricoh Center, no GM, no coach. The last release I saw named teams and completely omitted Toronto. Maybe in some backroom deal Hamilton picked up Crosby's rights?

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i hope this league never sees it s 1st game.

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Good.

Crosby showed that not everything is about money.
I find that statement hilarious. What would you do if you were offered the money?

I don't give me "but" stuff either.

My ass would be "I'll drive the Zamboni too, boss!" Dude, don't let the wool athletes drape over your eyes fool you, it's always about the money. If one team would pay him a bit more money he'll jump all over it.

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I find that statement hilarious. What would you do if you were offered the money?

I don't give me "but" stuff either.

My ass would be "I'll drive the Zamboni too, boss!" Dude, don't let the wool athletes drape over your eyes fool you, it's always about the money. If one team would pay him a bit more money he'll jump all over it.
I agree with that. I guess his agent tought it wasn't a good business move. Dudes, the guy is 17 years old and there's a lot of money involved, do you really think the kid is taking the decisions? I don't think so...


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I find that statement hilarious. What would you do if you were offered the money?

I don't give me "but" stuff either.

My ass would be "I'll drive the Zamboni too, boss!" Dude, don't let the wool athletes drape over your eyes fool you, it's always about the money. If one team would pay him a bit more money he'll jump all over it.

Just like the commercial says..

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If a team offered him say.. 4-5 million a year you don't think he'd jump on it?

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That's a big smack in the face to this non-league.

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I agree with that. I guess his agent tought it wasn't a good business move. Dudes, the guy is 17 years old and there's a lot of money involved, do you really think the kid is taking the decisions? I don't think so...
Who else would be making the decisions? How come turning down a lot of money to do something he never wanted to do in the first place isn't possible?

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Who else would be making the decisions? How come turning down a lot of money to do something he never wanted to do in the first place isn't possible?
You think he never wanted to play hockey? I think the kid wants to play hockey at place where he will develop the best. It WHA wasn't seen as a good place for 2,5 million a year. Maybe the contract prevented him to play in the NHL while it was effective. Maybe he was afraid to get hurt in a man league, who knows? It surely isn't, as some posters here try to imply, because he thinks the league is a joke... Any team that offers that kind of money to a young player is pretty serious IMO. Espacially when you consider that they garanteed him 2 million even if the league fold.

He surely has a word on what happens, but his agent is the one he pays to advise him. Do you really think he refused 7,5 million without giving it a second thought? Do you really think he refused the money by conviction? It's a business decision, nothing else. Anyway I think he's still under his parents supervision, he's not on his own yet.


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man, i really hope this XHL never gets off the ground. smart move by crosby. if he were to play, i think there would be a lot of no-talent hacks taking runs at him out of jealousy

this is clearly not the WHA gretzky started in, and i hope it folds in a hurry because i think a lot of people are going to lose a lot of money

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I dont really care, I hate Crosby. Do any of you guys actually like him? He's just a hotdog and I hope someone ends his career before he hits his prime

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I dont really care, I hate Crosby. Do any of you guys actually like him? He's just a hotdog and I hope someone ends his career before he hits his prime
Are you serious? How ignorant can a peron be?

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The league won't get off the ground, meaning that Crosby would get his $2 million, but he would be without a place to play. He would have to try and make a deal to go over to Europe and play. If the league does get off the ground, he could be stuck in this bush league for the next 3 years. Looking at the big picture, staying in the CHL is the smart move for him, both financially and developmentally.

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Are you serious? How ignorant can a peron be?
Yeah that's quite funny. He hates a 17 years old. :lol

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Why the hell does everyone hate the WHA? Aren't we supposed to be hockey fans, not just fans of the NHL?

As far as someone hating Crosby, it's just as perplexing as worshipping him like some do.

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