mcphee wrote: Retarder S wrote:
Alright fellas, WTF is going on in Ottawa
I went to check Turris' stats, then Duchene's..then I came across this
Then Karlsson coming out with the "Here or somewhere else" special.
Would be gold if Melnyck asked for a liver today.
I heard comments after this and I think Turris is doing what players do, he's lying. Sounds like he asked for term, 7-8 years, the team, owner/GM, didn't want to go that far, so they deal him. He signs for 5, because he isn't a guy you go longer with, and cries that he wanted to stay but they didn't like him. He wouldn't have signed the deal that he eventually signed. You see guys do that now.
I don't buy that, there's no purpose in that other than being an ass. It's not like he outed everyone, he specifically said ownership. If he wasn't getting the deal he wanted, he would've just said he wanted to test the market in the summer, but he seemingly didn't do so or else the trade wouldn't have gone through. I think he got the deal he wanted in Nashville, and sens ownership didn't want him at that length/price.
As for Radulov, Bergevin clearly missed the boat. But that doesn't mean he would've signed here had he received both offers at the same time. I don't buy that there's a trend of players just lying for sympathy after signing multi-million dollar contracts.