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#1 Alex the Great

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:31 PM

@BradZiemer: Arbitrator awards Mark Messier $6 million in his longstanding salary grievance case against the #Canucks.



VANCOUVER - Mark Messier has been awarded a $6-million settlement in the Hall of Famer’s long-standing grievance over money he claimed he was owed by the Vancouver Canucks.

George Nicolau, an 87-year-old New York-based arbitrator with a long history of handling high-profile sports arbitration cases, rendered his decision recently after meeting with both sides earlier this year.

The Canucks made only a brief comment on the decision.

“Canucks Sports & Entertainment is aware of the arbitrator’s decision and will have no further comment on the matter,” the team said in a statement to The Vancouver Sun Thursday.

Messier did not return a message left for him with the New York Rangers, for whom he serves as special assistant to the president.

Messier signed a five-year, free-agent contract with the Canucks in 1997 for $6 million a season. The dispute between Messier and the team is believed to centre on deferred money the hockey player felt was owed to him.

It has been reported that Messier had a clause in his contract that would compensate him if the value of the Canuck franchise increased over the life of his contract, which expired in 2002.

Messier ended up playing only three seasons with the Canucks, who exercised an option in the contract to buy him out for $2 million after the 1999-2000 season. Messier, now 51, returned to New York and played four more seasons for the Rangers before retiring after the 2003-04 season.

The Canucks struggled during Messier’s tenure with the team. They had a losing record and missed the playoffs all three years. Messier had 52 goals and 162 points in 207 games with the Canucks.

Ownership of the team has changed hands since Messier played in Vancouver. He was signed by former owner John McCaw, who sold 50 per cent of the team and what was then called General Motors Place for a reported $150 million to Aquilini Investment Group in November 2004. Two years later, the Aquilinis bought the remaining 50 per cent of the franchise and arena for what was reported to be another $150 million.

Last November, Forbes magazine pegged the value of the Canucks at $300 million US. In 1999, the magazine estimated the Canucks worth at $100 million US.

A spokesman for Francesco Aquilini said Thursday he had no comment and referred questions to the Canucks’ management.

The National Hockey League and the NHL Players’ Association both refused to comment on the case.

bziemer@vancouversun.com



Sorry if this is old news, just saw it in Brads timeline

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:33 PM

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Fkn' Messier still screwing the Canucks. <_<
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:34 PM

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What a crock of $#!@..........should have been a penny and nothing more. And counter-sued for damages for all he was responsible for doing (not doing)........here. :angry:
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:35 PM

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He didn't play for us though...
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:35 PM

Must be for those hair implants he needs.
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:38 PM

He probably told his lawyer

"Hey, betcha I won't win just 1.....million"
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:39 PM

He didn't play for us though...


HUH ? :blink:

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:41 PM

what a loser
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:43 PM

he didn't act like a boss:(
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:43 PM

didn't do squat for our team and you tarnished the captaincy when we blindly gave it to you

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:43 PM

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As if he hadn't already stolen enough from this team.
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:44 PM

Hey whatever. Money owed is money owed. Just goes to show you how cheap McCaw was over the years. FA had to come in and bail him out. And it won't surprise me if he also has to shell out some cash for the Bertuzzi incident. (Frack, could we wrap THAT up already?)

I don't like how he 'came in here and ruined things' either, but Messier is a hall-of-famer and one of the most respected men in the game. Patching up how he ended his term here can only serve to help our cause. It's good to see that we are no longer bush.
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:44 PM

I still think a report will come out stating he's actually a paedophile. He's rotten to the bone.

I'm curious does current Canucks ownership have to pay or will the owed money fall to previous ownership debt?
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:45 PM

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Cmon guys that Lays addiction is a costly one.
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:46 PM

He didn't play for us though...

:picard:

As for the article, :picard:
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:48 PM

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HUH ? :blink:


:picard:

As for the article, :picard:


Missed the sarcasm maybe? B) :P

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:48 PM

we almost got Gretzky a few years before that >:(
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:49 PM

What I hated about Messier the most when he arrived here was that he demanded for the #11 when it was unofficially retired because of the death of Wayne Maki.

Like come on, it's just a number, right?

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:50 PM

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:52 PM

This is just upsetting.
Just when you think its over.. WHAM!
He's back!

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:52 PM

Missed the sarcasm maybe? B) :P


After these last few weeks on CDC I cannot tell if anyone is joking or serious anymore :sadno: My sarcasm meter is broken I think :unsure:
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:53 PM

After these last few weeks on CDC I cannot tell if anyone is joking or serious anymore :sadno: My sarcasm meter is broken I think :unsure:


I hear ya..........*nods in sympathetic agreement*

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:56 PM

After these last few weeks on CDC I cannot tell if anyone is joking or serious anymore :sadno: My sarcasm meter is broken I think :unsure:


yea that tends to happen in this hurricane of opinion that is CDC

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:57 PM

$6 million a year for five years at aged 36! good money if you can get it.
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 12:16 AM

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I can't stand that bald bastard.

But if they put that in writing, then a contract's a contract. Not like this cash cow of a franchise can't afford it.

What really bugs me is how team management at the time completely bent over to sign this old fart to millions, while at the same time nickel-and-diming Pavel Bure until he refused to even play for us. Sooooo ridiculous.
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 12:17 AM

I can't believe how our management and ownership at the time would actually include such a clause.
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 12:24 AM

My Give-A-crap-About-Messier meter is at an absolute zero.
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 12:27 AM

Didn't think I could hate Messier any more than I do.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 12:38 AM

what a goon

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 12:43 AM

im suprised this would come up during pride week , not that there is anything wrong with it
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