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#2624213 Curtis Glencross regrets taking hometown discount

Posted by chaps80 on 30 August 2015 - 11:33 PM

I've used these things just as an example between giving and not giving a discount. But you are hitting the nail on the head here what happens after career? that's why it's important to cash in while they can and not give discounts.

ideally this stuff should be paid off while receiving the big bucks, sure there are maintenance and other costs but that is nothing compared to the huge price tag.

Also most players aren't throwing money around like crazy they drive nice SUVs, buy nice condos and houses things everyone else would do but like always more often than not more is better. X Cross has seen the ugly side of the business now and is talking about what could have been which is not only his right but a smart thing to do and it should be a warning for other young player to not give discounts .

People here called me crazy after I've said that Toews could have gotten even more on the open market and it's exactly situations like this that should have players asking for as much as they can get.

27 old Stamkos is worth 100 million of he signs for something like 80 he would leave 20 million on the table that's a freaking lot and all he would receive as a thank you ... is another lockout and a team that can't wait to get rid of him when he's in his mid 30s.


I'm saying that 10 million is more than enough for a lifetime. What happens when his career is over? He's set. He left a few million on the table..so what? He's in no danger of starving..ever. After a certain point it comes down to greed, nothing more.


Why should'nt some players take discounts? If you want to be part of a cup winning franchise sometimes you have to with the salary cap. Is'nt that what most players want when they get to the NHL? To be part of a championship team? If Toews did take one to stay in Chicago, now he's got 3 cup rings instead of taking off for another team who offered him more, but where he probably would'nt have had close to the same success. 


 As for Stamkos, no player is worth $100 million. He might get paid that, but it's insane to get paid that much to play hockey, or any other sport.

#2624211 Curtis Glencross regrets taking hometown discount

Posted by kliq on 30 August 2015 - 10:49 PM

good god all these stupid "athletes shouldn't complain stuff" is ridiculous. Everyone and I even spell it big EVERYONE would prefer more money over less.

X Cross did them a favor and now he feels like he got the worst end of it: a lot less money than he could have gotten and shown absolutely no loyalty by his former club.

And the difference between 10 and 16 million is still huge, we are talking about another nice beach house , a very nice Yacht, Bugatti Veron Super Sport here and nobody in his right mind would say no to that.

The same people who are saying that athletes shouldn't complain are often the same ones siding with the owners in lockouts..

The guy was asked and he gave an honest an very believable answer.


The guy has a right to feel the way he feels, I can't begrudge the guy for that. But like I said before, people cant expect empathy from the general public.


I equate it to this, if a CEO of a company complains to people working the line that they didn't receive their yearly bonus, and this CEO makes 5 times what the workers on the line get paid, is it silly to expect empathy from the workers? Of course it is. When an athlete complains about money in public, should they be surprised when they get a negative response? No. Unless an athlete doesn't care about the public response, these types of things are best left said in private, not in public.

People here called me crazy after I've said that Toews could have gotten even more on the open market and it's exactly situations like this that should have players asking for as much as they can get.


No, people called you crazy when you said the highest paid player in the league "took a discount" after he saw a giant salary increase.

#2623987 Wings hire Bryan Campbell as Director of Statistical Analysis

Posted by Euro_Twins on 28 August 2015 - 10:04 AM

Definitely a new age of Wings Hockey
Kyle over at wingingitinmotown.com says this is the first time the wings have openly hired a director of analytics

But you can't score goals or win fights with maths. You need good ol truculence and eyebalzz

#2623985 Wings hire Bryan Campbell as Director of Statistical Analysis

Posted by number9 on 28 August 2015 - 09:47 AM

Obligatory math freak comment

#2623661 Mount Rushmore for all 30 NHL teams

Posted by Helmethead on 21 August 2015 - 04:45 AM

Does it really bother you that much?

#2623452 Help. Seeking DRW management team contact

Posted by Canadian_Yzerman_Fan on 18 August 2015 - 11:57 PM

I guess I just don't understand asking complete strangers to use their connections to get you an interview. You could be some sort of lunatic. You want in, go knock on their door. If they don't open, you didn't knock right.


This place is a community and I know there are a lot of good people here.

I am a part of many communities, and I try to help people within them whenever I can. In my experience others try to do the same. It's nice.


If someone reads my original post and thinks I'm nuts... Then I guess they won't help me. I did my best to be honest and sincere.

#2623348 Help. Seeking DRW management team contact

Posted by ami on 17 August 2015 - 06:11 PM

I'm not sure what part of my post made it sound like a joke.

I've never posted about the topic either. 


I don't think there is any linear way to get into the field. I have a (relevant) science research background, but no contacts in hockey.

Talking to people in the right places would help a lot.

Another way to get around somebody from management is to take part in related conferences - analytics (you must've heard about MIT Sloan Sport Analytics - http://www.sloansportsconference.com/), sport management, etc.

My daughter is attempting a career in sports management and she went to this year Sports Managment Conference at NHL Draft (https://www.sportsma...reer-conference). This conference along has helped to get a few very good contacts.

#2623351 Non-Wings You've Grown to Like

Posted by ami on 17 August 2015 - 06:23 PM

Not sure if you're Canadian, but I'm guessing a lot of Canadians would feel this way.  They hated him during the Summit Series because he was the USSR's best player, but they respected his unique skill and grew to like him over time.  Dying at an early age also helped his myth.  
No secret why he was the first Russian skater in the HHOF.

No, I'm Russian and I litterally grown up watching him play.
His death doesn't help anything.

ami = Bobby Clarke

No, I hate him. Hi's #2 on my hate list.
(#1 is of cause claudef****** lemieux)

#2623183 Red Wings Sign D Robbie Russo

Posted by Son of a Wing on 16 August 2015 - 11:11 AM

I wasn't aware Lebda was 6'1", right handed, and a somewhat physical player...

#2622988 Kane Off NHL 16 Cover

Posted by cusimano_brothers on 12 August 2015 - 07:24 PM

I'll be looking for him on an upcoming episode of COPS.

#2622936 Best American forward in the nhl?

Posted by Dr Dubya on 11 August 2015 - 11:21 PM

Kane, a football field then Pacioretty and Parise.


Hate the Hawks or not, it's not even close. Sry

#2622173 Who is the better player Zetterberg or Toews. Prime vs. Present

Posted by number9 on 03 August 2015 - 04:26 PM

Take a look at Toews beard and then take a look at Zetters beard. Does that answer the question?

Case closed

#2622158 Who is the better player Zetterberg or Toews. Prime vs. Present

Posted by kickazz on 03 August 2015 - 01:02 PM

Some people are watching the games, instead of looking at spreadsheets and notebooks. If Toews were an ufa today 28 teams would be lining up with even more money than his 10,5 he is that valuable. Most people that think he isn't a top 10 player should watch the games.

I've watched him play about 25 or so games this past year he's a great player but not top 3 on ice. I'm usually more impressed when I watch Tavares and Stamkos play. Last season I enjoyed Backstrom a good amount. 

Some of us like maths but others also like watching and playing hockey. Call us well rounded if you must XD

I usually DVR all Wings games if I can't watch live. And Comcast/Xfinity does a decent job of saving prime time games for NHL network. That's how I get to watch Chicago, LA games (where I can watch Kopitar)

#2621862 2015 Detroit Tigers/MLB Baseball thread

Posted by marcaractac on 30 July 2015 - 12:07 PM

David price is a blue jay now.


Excited :D

#2622066 Who is the better player Zetterberg or Toews. Prime vs. Present

Posted by kickazz on 02 August 2015 - 12:39 AM

I'm interested to know why people think Toews in his prime is better than Z in his prime.


Also why he's better than Z currently. 

I'm all ears honestly.