All Cory has done since he has been with the club is praise Lou and put his team first, i have never seen an artical or interview where he so called whined about the club or Lou. The eastern media picks up a sound bite from his agent just like they did with Lous agent and runs with it, next thing you know you have some people here comparing it to the Hodgson situation.
Well, we're probably never going to know the full truth about the Hodgson situation either but it seems from everything that's been said that his agent was acting on his behalf and saying what he wanted to say. But whatever. He's happier, we're happy (mostly) with Kass. All's well that ends well. Time to move on. Media & CDC: Retire the jersey for that "scandal" and stop pulling it out and trying to force it on any other situation!
That being said, I hope you're right and it is being overblown. I agree, Schneider has never whined directly in interviews or shown anything other than professionalism, though one would not expect anything less from a guy trained in media relations as all of the players are (even if some of them forget it.) However, it's not just a soundbite as that makes it sound like it was a sentence or two off the cuff as opposed to a planned statement about how Schneider isn't getting enough ice time and as a result the team should move another player to free more play time, presently deserved or not, for him. I'm sure you're right and the media contacted his agent, rather than the other way around, but that likely means they contacted him and left a message asking for a statement, which he would have time to craft and get approval for before issuing to the media. If he didn't, Schneider should fire him and find one that will make sure they truly speak for him. Frankly, that would go a long way to undoing the damage this could do to Schneider's reputation. Otherwise, we have to assume his agent did speak for him and what he said was basically, "Schneider was promised the starter position but now Luo's gotten a handful of starts because he's playing better and that's not fair! Trade him already, even if it hurts the team in a shortened season so Schneider can have what he wants." If that does truly represent Schneider's feelings and shows that he will whine after such a short amount of time under such unusual circumstances and demand that his feelings be put above the best interest of the team, I reiterate my concern for his long-term suitability to this market.
But make no mistake, I'm absolutely hoping I'm wrong, that his agent did speak out of turn and that Schneider is the affable, dedicated, sturdy team guy he seems in interviews.
Edited by poetica, 05 February 2013 - 01:01 PM.