Leon Draisaitl to donate 1.2 miliion dollars to Edmonton charities

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  1. 780il

    780il Registered User

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    Ultra Good Guy Alert!!


     
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    That’s a seriously large number. Very cool to see that sort of dedication to the community.
     
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    Character player but what does it have to do with the Leafs?

    Jokes aside what a guy that’s awesome.
     
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    Honestly, a mainboard worthy topic. Awesome contribution to the community.
     
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    Very awesome. Matched 50% by the Oilers Community Foundation tombring it to $1.8M.

    Classy move Leon! :clap:
     
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    Good on him. drysal.... dysadel.
     
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  9. ChaoticOrange

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    I will personally find and backhand the first person to bring up with the ‘but with how much money he makes it’s not that big a deal’ argument. This is a huge number for a great cause and Draisaitl’s awesome for doing it.
     
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  10. I am the Liquor

    I am the Liquor All hat, no cattle

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    Why is he not donating over half of his money to charity?? It's not like he needs it?
     
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    ‘Well if you do the math it’s really like an average guy making a 60k salary donating $2500 a year so really it’s not that impressive jmo’

    ‘Do you donate $2500 a year to charity champ?’

    ‘Lol that’s not the point’

    Every. Single. Time. An athlete or some other star does something altruistic like this some joyless a-hole stomps in with this tired rhetoric. Hopefully by getting at it early we’ve successfully blocked them out of the thread. :laugh:
     
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    One can hope my friend. There's always that one seedster looking to make a name for himself though.
     
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    RattsSSV One small step forward would be great

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    Kudos to him for his generosity.
     
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    nexttothemoon 1 out of 13 ain't bad.

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    He's a better man than me for certain.

    I doubt I'd donate $1.2 million.

    Now I just need someone to give me $8.5 million a year to test that theory.
     
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    ConnorMcMullet Something in the Water

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    So true, but it's like a guy earning 60k and donating $8500, which is even more impressive.
     
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    Way to go, Leon. That's a lot of money and very generous. It will help a lot of people.
     
  19. Balls in your court McD
     
  20. Drivesaitl

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    I picked a good guy to be a huge fan of.

    I liked the interview as well. A wish that more players were like this but hockey contains a lot better attitudes than some of the other pro sports.
     
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    Drivesaitl Civilized Worm

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    I'm getting a little confused. Chaotic Orange/Neutral Orange..

    Is their also a Mandarin Orange/ Navel orange/ Blood Orange?

    Is there a whole family here?

    You're particularly feisty this evening and that's from my standard of curmudgeonry and scram kids, get off my lawn.

    It will be interesting to see if German press picks up on this. I bet they will and it will be talked about during the Cologne game ramp up. Good man Leon!
     
  22. LawfulOrange is hiding in the bushes, Being lawful and all
     
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  23. Aerchon

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    Like the player. Like the cause. Like the amount.

    Doing it over the course of his contract in smaller amounts seems more... genuine.

    When guys dump big portions of thier salary it comes off as trying to buy affection imo.

    He got the jump on Conner, since his deal hasn't kicked in yet. Curious if he follows suit next year.
     
  24. Gord

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    I dislike that attitude.

    just because one player does it publicly, McDavid has to also? it's not a contest.

    will McDavid do something like that?
    likely. but he isn't obligated.
     
  25. CornKicker

    CornKicker Drinking Bad Water

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    i was waiting for the "he stole 1.2M from the team last year so glad hes giving it back" comment.

    Solid move by a player who before 3 years ago had zero ties to the area. glad he feels like its home.
     

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