Did Axelsson suffer a near-fatal car crash that caused him to go through extended rehab just to be able to walk again, let alone skate or compete for an NHL job? Grigs did.
WOW talk about late to the party, go read my post about how all of those things were said both before and after the accident!
In reply to the first bolded part: Did I ever say I would personally do that? No? Then quit throwing words in my mouth. If you really think that is what I said, or that was my arguement then your reading comprhension skills are on par with my next door neighbor with downs syndrome.
hahah insults good way to back up your argument, but if you are agreeing with his actions or even supporting them you in some way shape or form see them as legit actionsI infered you would act the same. Sorry I infered you would do it. But that does raise a question, why are you offended I assumed you would do what he did? If his actions (based off of family and other reasons you stated) are legit why would you doing them be a bad thing, or me saying you would be offensive?
Bolded part two: Nowhere did I say it was his lifelong dream, but unlike your status of being a virgin, things often change. You neglected to mention that at a young age, he almostf****** died, and has to bascially support his entire family. Is it really that unfathomable to choose to stay in a league that helps you in essentially every aspect of life (Pay, Familiarity, close to family, could actually socilize with people rather than wandering around not knowing a lick of english)?
Again read the quote were I stated everything I said about him was stated before and after the accident. I empathize with the guy, the accident did end his chances, but before the accident ever happened he was considered light in the effort and heart departments and that is what I questioned.
Yet my reading skills need help?
Virgin, hahaha, please, any how insults never help your argument, they only make it look like you are frustrated from losing an argument.
I stand by my eval, he was before the accident and after not the most dedicated or hard working hockey player.
As for his contract, I do not know the details on hand, but I assumed that he did not recieve full payment of his contract. It's essentially as if he quit a job, something that normal people do each and everyday. The Wing's did not spend money to smuggle him like Fedorov, and he played a handfull of games in North America. It is not as if a great deal of resources were used on this guy.
First comparing professional athletes to regular working people is laughable. Because so much that professional athletes deal with on a daily basis relates to the working folks.
How many people quit their jobs 2 steps away from their dream job. How many of them volunteer to leave their home to go that far away, only to bail (my assessment of **** here) when times get tough.
One of my best friends quit college a semester away from graduating you know what I call him when we talk about it, a chump. Doesn't mean I hate the guy, hell I love him like a brother. But now he ******* about not be able to get jobs in that field, how none of the jobs he gets are fulfilling, blah, blah, blah and I say the same thing to him, you quit on it, you deal with it!
Bolded part three: Indeed is one word.
My bad! LOL! Is this the best you had, calling me retarded, a virgin, and pointing out my spelling mistakes (I have enough of them on here daily to keep you busy if you really want!) really strong arguments.
Now if I had dogged on Grigs for the way he should up to GR, then you all could have said something. But that was not my reference you all assumed it was, Grigs coming over and not living up to expectations would be the fault of the accident, having a poor work ethic from the jump has nothing to do with the accident!
Now I am done derailing this thread with bad jokes/insults about my virginity, mental capabilities, spelling and grigs.
If you want to go back to talking about Axelsson fine, but I am done defending what was a known opinion of the kid before he ever got in the car accident, just because he had a horrific ordeal doesn't mean his back story changed any!
Edited by Opie, 16 December 2009 - 10:20 AM.