Jackets' Players Rep Bails On Russia

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  1. futurcorerock

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    https://shop.dispatch.com/signin.as...005/02/09/20050209-D3-03.html&msg=1&regtype=1

    I know, I know... subscription required.

    Synopsis goes like this; Todd Marchant, NHLPA rep of the BlueJackets is no longer heading to russia after he claims his deal with AK Bars Kazan fell through.

    Though it may be unfounded, I think some signifigance can be found on this. The only reason I could see his deal falling through is something with money. And with NHLers seeking to go overseas as a means to stay conditioned, why would Marchant be concerned with a deal involving any sum of money when he raked it in with the Jackets last year?

    Also, I take into account his vocal attitude in the media as of late locally about how much he's wanted to get over to Russia as soon as possible for a conditiioning stint.

    Hence, It's a cover

    For the savy optimist... maybe it means something?
     
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  2. X0ssbar

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    Bummer. I was hoping he would go to Russia permanently - apparently the Russians don't want Marchant and his baggage either.
     
  3. McDonald19

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    yup, NHL season is starting February 25th.

    ...I hope...
     
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    I would love to find some reason for optimism, but Daniel Alfredsson's comments in the Ottawa Sun this morning could have been reprinted from four months ago. It had all the old standbys -- we've made concessions (not really), we're not even trying to win, the owners found out how tough we are in 94, yada yada yada. It was awfully difficult to find any nugget of hope in any of that. The 'PA is clearly determined to pull a Thelma and Louise here, for reasons best known to themselves. Oh well, as their careers circle the porcelain highway they can say they are doing it for Ted Lindsay...
     
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    can't say i blame marchant for his stance- if not for goodenow, this guy would be lucky to make a million bucks per year. he's one of those guys that probably has a life sized poster of bob on his wall at home, and gives him a big kiss before bed each night.
     
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    *adds to conspiracy theory*


    Wild Player Rep Dwayne Roloson bailed on his Finnish team too...hmmmmmmm


    *dramatic piano*

    next, on a very special episode of "blossom"...
     
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    Blossom??

    I think there was more dramatic piano music in Full House, right before the moral of the show came out
     
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    I hope it's the episode where Joey orders a hooker.
     
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    try to avoid paying attention to quotes from either side in the papers... they are very much a part of public negotiations and posturing for the viewing of the other side. like when the owners come out saying we will have to move or fold without a cap... or the players saying they will never play under a cap... blah blah

    noise.

    actions speak louder than words. unless it's JR who's just speaking his mind... but he's obviously powerless in this whole thing.
     
  10. Marchant is a ****** bag.
     
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    So true!
     
  13. So glad he isn't the Oilers' player rep!
     
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    Money, rather than conditioning, is the main reason for players going overseas when they've thrown in the towel on the NHL. It doesn't make sense for NHL'ers to play in Russia, other than for the money, if they've given up hope on the lockout ending. Marchant would need a decent sized contract just to keep his NHL contract insured. It's a bad sign when players become less inclined to make sacrifices to stay in shape.
     
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    Why, because he has an opinion an expresses it? If that's the case, everyone on this board is a ****** bag.

    Or is he a ****** bag because of his playing ability? Or, maybe because he's an American?

    I just don't get it
     
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    Is he good enough to play for Ak Bars? they are a very strong team.

    Maybe they liked his speed, mix well in the super league.
     
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    perhaps kazan did no longer wanted marchant because they signed dany heatley today ...
     
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    What I think he meant to say is that McLean and McConnell are ****** bags for signing that useless POS overrated American to a hefty contract, damn near 3 mil for this year ... 34 points and a -17
     
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    Because he equated playing under a salary cap with slavery? Just a guess... :dunno: :help:
     
  20. X0ssbar

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    What in the hell does McConnell have to do with this - he is the owner who pays MacLean to make the player personel decisions. Rip MacLean all you want but to lump McConnell into your rubbish is unfounded.
     
  21. I know, and thats the problem with most PA supporters.
     
  22. Matt Foley*

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    If Marchant gives his poster a kiss every night, just imagine what Bobby Holik does....

    :eek:

    :joker:
     
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    What?

    For your statement, you will be wearing the dunce cap for the day
    :dunce: :dunce: :dunce:

    Aside, I dont even blame Doug so much for making such blasphemous offer to Toddy, I blame the current CBA situation in allowing mediocre players to get outlandish contracts and underperforming while under them. Did we forget that Chris Gratton set this bar?
     
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    Don't you mean Martin LaPointe? ... 5 mil/year for a career 3rd liner
     
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    Bingo!
     
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