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In Topic: Curtis Glencross regrets taking hometown discount

31 August 2015 - 09:40 AM

No he did'nt say he's struggling, but why say those things? Pretty pointless. Does he expect sympathy because he left money on the table and now he regrets it because teams aren't throwing big contracts at him and he's still a UFA with training camps looming? He got paid $10 million dollars to play hockey for four seasons. He should just keep his mouth shut.


Because he was being interviewed? 


If people are so bitter that these athletes are paid so much money for playing hockey, why even watch the sport?  You're the ones ultimately paying their salaries.


Hockey is entertainment.  And entertainment is big business.  These guys come from an elite talent pool and are paid accordingly.  Technically they're actually underpaid because their salaries are artificially restricted by the cap.

In Topic: Curtis Glencross regrets taking hometown discount

30 August 2015 - 05:40 PM

Well, he's essentially saying the same thing you are. He thinks he made a mistake and regrets it 


He point totals are actually not on a straight "downward progression":

10-11: 43 pts.

11-12: 48 pts.

12-13: 26 pts. (38 GP) lockout shortened

13-14: 24 pts. (40 GP)

14-15: 35 pts


He's been pretty steady for points even though he's played for some pretty awful Flames teams and was injured half of 13-14. He's 32. A guy like him should be able to get a 2-3 year deal. This year teams just seem to up against the cap this year and have been hugging the check book a little tighter.


Edit: I just hope Helm and Abdelkader don't read these articles.




It's not like he literally didn't understand it was a business.  If a player doesn't take a hometown discount as fans we call him greedy. Then a player expresses regret for taking a hometown discount and now he's greedy AND stupid.  


It's not like Glencross literally didn't understand the NHL is a business.  During contract negotiations I'm sure management lobbies for him to be a "team player" and take a hometown discount.  He got traded after a bad stretch and now feels his loyalty to them was not returned.


It is a business, but I get why he regrets it.  He didn't capitalize when the conditions were tilted more in his favor.  Most players just don't talk about it that openly. 

In Topic: Curtis Glencross regrets taking hometown discount

30 August 2015 - 03:56 PM

Again, Glencross isn't saying anything about struggling to live on the millions he's made.  


He's talking about leaving money on the table.  Now that he's been traded after taking a hometown discount he realizes that this is first and foremost a business and regrets his decision.  

In Topic: Hall of Fame Coach Al Arbour Dies at 82

29 August 2015 - 11:00 AM

No team in sports will ever win 19 consecutive playoff series again.  Too much parity now.  


Those Islander teams are probably my favorite dynasty in NHL history.  


Considering what they achieved the Islanders seem like the most overlooked dynasty in NHL history. 



4 Stanley Cups in a row (Montreal is the only other team to better that feat and it was in the original 6 years)

Won 19 consecutive playoff series (a completely untouchable record) and posted a 60-18 post season record


They accomplished all this only 8 years after their creation as an expansion team. 

In Topic: Free agents this off season

29 August 2015 - 10:51 AM

I forgot Matt Cooke was bought out by the Wild. 


I'm guessing some team will pick him up for cheap, but I hold out hope this will be the year that POS is finally out of the league.