What's superior about it? Higher standards? Higher standards in what? Football?
Higher standards in that I went there and YOU SHUT YOUR MOUTH
I see both sides of this one, but I've gotta say--hiring a professional that is skilled in handling large amounts of money does not equal not trusting your parents. My mom is my favorite person in the world, great at her job, and I trust her beyond any other human on this earth. That being said: she knows f*** all about handling millions of dollars (not to mention she can't remember where she put her own glasses half the time), and I would never place her in that position because she would feel terrible when she inevitably screwed everything up. Add that to the fact that JJ's parents sound like absolute trash cans, sprinkle in a little bit of why the hell would he give them power of attorney and you have one big WTF Pot Pie. Can you smell what The Rock is cooking?
Sad situation either way--hopefully he learns from this and moves on, but from the sounds of it he'll unfortunately be moving on without his parents.
Posted by krsmith17
on 21 November 2014 - 07:54 AM
I agree with DeGraa on this one. I don't understand how people think this was selfish. Smith took exception to a hit he felt was a little on the dirty side, and wanted to drop the gloves. Big deal... If he knew that fight was going to result in him missing a week (minimum), I'm sure he would have thought otherwise, but the likelihood of an injury, especially an infection, was extremely slim. The chances of injury were likely smaller than what "could" have happened in that hit from behind by Foligno. Hockey is the fastest, most physical sport on the planet, in my opinion, even more so than football / rugby / lacrosse because of the speed of the game. Guys are going to get hurt, and fighting is probably the least likely cause of injury in the NHL.
Were you people upset when Ericsson stood up for Helm when he took a dirty hit from Nolan in the LA game? I personally loved it, and I wish more of our guys would do it. I'm not saying I want a pure goon on our team that can barely skate either, I just wouldn't mind to see some more overall team toughness, and see guys sticking up for one another. I'm by no means, a huge fighting advocate but I do think it definitely belongs in the game.