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#1 crotty99

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 02:49 AM


I had not seen this article posted before, i thought it was a good read.

http://blog.mlive.co...red_by_his.html

After reading this i am even more excited for Hossa next season, he will bring so much skill and by the sounds of things will have an EXTREME hunger for the cup.

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 03:35 AM

Well, if I read between the lines, the agent is PO'd that he is missing out on the fat commission he would have received if Hossa signed with Edmonton. What the agent seems to have a hard time accepting is that he works for Hossa, not the other way around.

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 03:57 AM

are we really surprised? this Winter guy is a lawyer.
even worse - he's a player agent, which means his
greediness reaches even higher level. maybe not that
of Meehan but still one that for most people is simply
disgusting.

and being lawyer he also lacks imagination and
understanding of the sole fact that a player may want
to sack (financially) a season only to achieve something.

for guys like Winter the NHL before end of 90's was
worthless. fortunately, for us hockey fans and for
passionate players this is not so. and there's more
in our lives than just money.

you know what, Mr. Winter. you'll get to milk your
cow next year. meanwhile the cow's gonna ripe and
increase his value. in the end you won't regret this

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 04:09 AM



Thought you guys would like this.

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 04:16 AM

QUOTE (ThePensblog @ July 6, 2008 - 04:09AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


Thought you guys would like this.

That is awsum!, Raffosa! haha

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 04:48 AM

the guy was after a big payday, but instead he gets a little one. of corse he's 'floored'. His holiday home in maui probably needs a new coat of paint or soemthing and now he can't afford the extra special shiny metallic gold fleck finish or something...
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Posted 06 July 2008 - 07:46 AM

You can't blame the agent at all. He's probably not a wings fan and could care less about their sucess. He is just a normal guy that watches millions of his dollars fly out the window. I think anyone would be upset.

but like you said, he WORKS for Hossa. This is what Hossa wants and I completely respect(am happy as hell!) about his decision.
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Posted 06 July 2008 - 09:04 AM

Like any of your wouldn't be upset to watch millions of dollars vanish before your eyes because of what someone else did. It didn't sound like he was pissed to me though, just surprised. Which is more a comment on the state of sports where everyone is assumed to be about the money.

As far as blasting the agent for being greedy, like everyone did with Datsyuk's agent when he contract was up, remember this. The agent works for the player. If the player says, I want the most money I can get. The agent goes and does that for him. Except if its Scott Boras who tries to get the most money no matter what his client wants to do.

As a side note, I will laugh my ass off if/when Hossa leaves for his 8 year, 80 million dollar contract and he gets blasted here for being greedy.

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 09:08 AM

QUOTE (BlakChamber @ July 6, 2008 - 04:04PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As a side note, I will laugh my ass off if/when Hossa leaves for his 8 year, 80 million dollar contract and he gets blasted here for being greedy.

you can actually bet your money on this to happen smile.gif

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 09:14 AM

Well if you do love the sport you want to win the cup, if you're only playing because it's your job you will only go for the big money... it's really that simple... im playing hockey in a rather high level in sweden and i would have done exactly the same in hossa's situation and depending on how the season goes probably resign long-term for a few million less... money aint everything... it's about WINNING.

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 09:21 AM

QUOTE (BlakChamber @ July 6, 2008 - 10:04AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As a side note, I will laugh my ass off if/when Hossa leaves for his 8 year, 80 million dollar contract and he gets blasted here for being greedy.


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It's coming. I don't think Hossa will be here longer than a year unless we lose some other significant players. This is a one year shot for Hossa. He's not going to pass up a $70m+ deal twice in a row.

Hopefully he wins the Cup before fading to obscurity in Edmonton, though.

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 10:04 AM

QUOTE (octopusonice @ July 6, 2008 - 03:35AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well, if I read between the lines, the agent is PO'd that he is missing out on the fat commission he would have received if Hossa signed with Edmonton. What the agent seems to have a hard time accepting is that he works for Hossa, not the other way around.

And while the agent does definitely work for the player, agents want as much cash/commission as possible. You need to make your client happy in the long term, but I'd be a bit foul (though understanding of the client's motives) as well if my client rejected higher contract offers.

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 10:05 AM

QUOTE (BlakChamber @ July 6, 2008 - 09:04AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As a side note, I will laugh my ass off if/when Hossa leaves for his 8 year, 80 million dollar contract and he gets blasted here for being greedy.

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 10:10 AM

Agents are scum.

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 10:44 AM

Agent was proly like.. damnit, i just missed out on 5m for myself because your selfish ass wants a stanley cup tongue.gif

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 10:47 AM

I need to start taking the cynical pills that everyone around here seems to gobble down.

I read that article and I get a completely different take.

One part even mentions that Hossa and his agent were laughing at what they were proposing. That's not someone who's pissed.
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Posted 06 July 2008 - 10:53 AM

QUOTE (FireCaptain @ July 6, 2008 - 10:47AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I need to start taking the cynical pills that everyone around here seems to gobble down.

I read that article and I get a completely different take.

One part even mentions that Hossa and his agent were laughing at what they were proposing. That's not someone who's pissed.


..funny you should say that, i was thinking the same thing so it was interesting to see everyones reaction haha.

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 10:59 AM

QUOTE (FireCaptain @ July 6, 2008 - 11:47AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I need to start taking the cynical pills that everyone around here seems to gobble down.

I read that article and I get a completely different take.

One part even mentions that Hossa and his agent were laughing at what they were proposing. That's not someone who's pissed.


Just cause Hossa and his agent laughed about, doesn't mean Rich Winter didn't head straight to a shooting range after he left his meeting with Hossa. Winter lost out on a TON of money. Of course hes pissed.
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Posted 06 July 2008 - 11:01 AM

QUOTE (uk_redwing @ July 6, 2008 - 10:10AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Agents are scum.


this.

We often talk about greedy players, but it's the agents who are money hungry in the background

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 11:11 AM

QUOTE (Phazon @ July 6, 2008 - 12:01PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
this.

We often talk about greedy players, but it's the agents who are money hungry in the background

Interesting you mention that. Here's what Ritch Winter was up to last time we heard from him, scheming to get ads on goalie jerseys:

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