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Something isn't right about Dustin.

 

Who in the right mind would walk away from 14 million like that? It reminds me of the Patrik Berglund thing - similar type of money. 12.5. What I'm speculating is that he might be going through something mentally. Berglund has/had depression or something.

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7 minutes ago, Dazzle said:

Something isn't right about Dustin.

 

Who in the right mind would walk away from 14 million like that? It reminds me of the Patrik Berglund thing - similar type of money. 12.5. What I'm speculating is that he might be going through something mentally. Berglund has/had depression or something.

He wasn't going to get paid regardless. He was cleared by the medical doctors and then later said oh my ankle hurts I need surgery and that was the reasoning as to why he wasn't playing and then wanted to collect his paycheque. The Jets were never going to pay him nor would insurance.

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24 minutes ago, peaches5 said:

He wasn't going to get paid regardless. He was cleared by the medical doctors and then later said oh my ankle hurts I need surgery and that was the reasoning as to why he wasn't playing and then wanted to collect his paycheque. The Jets were never going to pay him nor would insurance.

I think some has said that if he got the surgery after consulting the Jets' medical staff, that he would have just been placed on LTIR instead, thus he would have taken time off and still got paid.  

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29 minutes ago, Dazzle said:

Something isn't right about Dustin.

 

Who in the right mind would walk away from 14 million like that? It reminds me of the Patrik Berglund thing - similar type of money. 12.5. What I'm speculating is that he might be going through something mentally. Berglund has/had depression or something.

It may have nothing to do with mental health/depression. He might just be done with hockey. It's not like that 14 million is free or anything, it comes with a lot of work, discipline, sacrifice & personal risk.

 

The guy is 35, has played over 850 games across 13 seasons & won the Stanley Cup. He might just be tired of the grind. All the power to him, hated how effective he was against the Canucks during the playoffs in '09 & '10, but (unlike Marchand) definitely wished he played for Vancouver. Good luck Buff. 

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7 minutes ago, Lancaster said:

I think some has said that if he got the surgery after consulting the Jets' medical staff, that he would have just been placed on LTIR instead, thus he would have taken time off and still got paid.  

Had he told the medical staff of the injury not being healed then he would have been paid but he said he was 100% healthy and then months later decided to do the surgery and then wanted to be paid. The Jets and insurance companies will just say the injury occurred in the summer and be off the hook. He clearly just wanted to collect a pay cheque for doing nothing.

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Just now, falcon45ca said:

What, you don't believe Hossa?

I will share my thoughts on this matter. Do I believe Hossa has an equipment allergy that he has been dealing with thoughout his career? Yes. Do I think this is legit? Yes. However, when the Blackhawks gave him that contract, they know full well of this situation and they were already planning to cheat the cap with this all the way through. This is what aggravates me the most as the league is also aware of what the Hawks were up to the entire time. Hossa's contract was signed a year before the Luongo contract. Yet, no rule was put in place until the Canucks do the same thing with Luongo. The league basically turns a blind eye to all this until the Canucks decides to do what everyone else is doing. The fact that the Canucks are the only team to have a cap recapture penalty is a complete joke.

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1 hour ago, qwijibo said:

When Eriksson doesn’t show up for training camp 

Quick, someone hack into Benning's phone and delete LE's email and phone number.  
Make up some excuse for him to throw his passport away too -- I mean can't wait to see him next season :ph34r: 
 

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18 minutes ago, ruilin96 said:

I will share my thoughts on this matter. Do I believe Hossa has an equipment allergy that he has been dealing with thoughout his career? Yes. Do I think this is legit? Yes. However, when the Blackhawks gave him that contract, they know full well of this situation and they were already planning to cheat the cap with this all the way through. This is what aggravates me the most as the league is also aware of what the Hawks were up to the entire time. Hossa's contract was signed a year before the Luongo contract. Yet, no rule was put in place until the Canucks do the same thing with Luongo. The league basically turns a blind eye to all this until the Canucks decides to do what everyone else is doing. The fact that the Canucks are the only team to have a cap recapture penalty is a complete joke.

Mike Richards in LA was the 1st - still on their books.

 

Luongo could have gone on LTIR but elected to retire - was apparently encouraged by Florida to retire.  Vancouver lost a say in the decision by trading him.  Sounds like Hossa wanted to retire but Chicago convinced him to go on LTIR because of that penalty.  

 

 

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10 minutes ago, ruilin96 said:

I will share my thoughts on this matter. Do I believe Hossa has an equipment allergy that he has been dealing with thoughout his career? Yes. Do I think this is legit? Yes. However, when the Blackhawks gave him that contract, they know full well of this situation and they were already planning to cheat the cap with this all the way through. This is what aggravates me the most as the league is also aware of what the Hawks were up to the entire time. Hossa's contract was signed a year before the Luongo contract. Yet, no rule was put in place until the Canucks do the same thing with Luongo. The league basically turns a blind eye to all this until the Canucks decides to do what everyone else is doing. The fact that the Canucks are the only team to have a cap recapture penalty is a complete joke.

Hossa signed his contract in 2009, and played til 2017. That's a long time that Chicago was planning this "his allergies will get us out of his contract" gamble. Hossa is on the LTIR with the Blackhawks, or they'd be paying a salary recapture as well. It was the Panthers who encouraged Luongo to retire rather than LTIR, as it saves them more money and gives them more cap flexibility.

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