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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby alexBF » Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:20 pm

This could turn out VERY well for Kovalchuk financially, especially if he can go on to do something like score the gold medal winning goal.

In Russia the story will be a player loving his country too much to just chase money in America. He'll be a Russian hero, no questioning his loyalty to his country. Then he can go on to dominate the KHL as the clearly best player in the league.

He'll get a good salary there, but he will get INSANE sponsorship money, companies all over will want the Kovalchuk brand stamped on their products.

Returning superstar, in the prime of his career at only 30 years old comes home to raise his family in a "better" country back home, leads his country's team to olympic gold on home soil for the first time ever.

This could go very well for him... if they don't win the gold and/or he's not the star it will still go well, but if it goes that way he'll come out much better financially than if he had stayed here.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Strangelove » Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:31 pm

donlever wrote:Dude wants to go home, (if that's the bottom line here...I have no idea obviously), then he wants to go home.

Fill your boots bro.


True, except only a filthy godless commie would wanna go home to "The Motherland" amirite? :mex:
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby BurningBeard » Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:53 pm

alexBF wrote:This could go very well for him...

If the plane stays in the air.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Jovocop » Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:58 pm

BurningBeard wrote:
alexBF wrote:This could go very well for him...

If the plane stays in the air.


That is not nice.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby rats19 » Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:03 pm

BurningBeard wrote:
alexBF wrote:This could go very well for him...

If the plane stays in the air.

My brother went to Russia last year to assemble a log house shell...I told him to take a bus once in Russia..
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Jovocop » Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:10 pm

rats19 wrote:
BurningBeard wrote:
alexBF wrote:This could go very well for him...

If the plane stays in the air.

My brother went to Russia last year to assemble a log house shell...I told him to take a bus once in Russia..


They might maintain their buses like their planes... :look:
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Strangelove » Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:14 pm

Poor Jersey, I guess this lends some credence to the old "ginger keepers are a jinx" saying. :drink:

Quick, someone tell Boothie hunting licenses are not required in Russia!
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Mondi » Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:58 pm

Strangelove wrote:Quick, someone tell Boothie hunting licenses are not required in Russia!


I've been to Russia, you don't go to Russia for the hunting, or the aircraft.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Arachnid » Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:05 pm

tantalum wrote:
JelloPuddingPop wrote:
tantalum wrote:Only the guys whose competitive nature are less than desired in a NHL player.


Or guys who want to play at home. I don't think Kovalchuk's competitive nature was less than desired, he was a PPG player... I think that takes a bit of a desire to accomplish no?

Loved to be on the ice apparently...


Meh. I think his effort was intermittent. Not unlike Mogilny.

yes he likely just wants to play at home. But it also means he doesn't want to achieve the pinnacle that there is to achieve in his chosen profession. That's fine. It's a choice he has made. No problem with that at all. We all make those choices. But Russian, Canadian or whatever, it also means it isn't the type of competitive nature you hope to have on your team. You want every guy to want to be part of the best team in the best league on the planet. Kovalchuk doesn't want to be that guy so he has made the decision he needed to make. While it sounded like I was slamming him with my quick comment that wasn't the intent. he has made the right decision for him and his teammates because he wasn't willing to go balls out for a NHL team.


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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby tantalum » Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:14 pm

Thanks!

I'd given up long ago on being the best poster. I've decided I'm very happy in putting minimal effort into my posts. I've certainly stopped caring about such things as spelling and grammar. Etc etc etc. Hell I recently turned down a pretty big promotion simply because we didn't want to uproot our family. I understand completely the putting family ahead of career. I'm happy in my decreased career trajectory because it allows me to spend far more time with the family (others have opposite motivations). Then again, because I am happy with that means you likely don't want me running the company because I'm simply not motivated to be the best of the best (doesn't mean I'm not motivated to do my job the best I can). Same as this case...you'd much rather have the guy who wants to be a part of that pinnacle than one content with a lesser professional prize (but higher personal prize).
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby RoyalDude » Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:19 pm

tantalum wrote:Thanks!

I'd given up long ago on being the best poster. I've decided I'm very happy in putting minimal effort into my posts. I've certainly stopped caring about such things as spelling and grammar. Etc etc etc. Hell I recently turned down a pretty big promotion simply because we didn't want to uproot our family. I understand completely the putting family ahead of career. I'm happy in my decreased career trajectory because it allows me to spend far more time with the family (others have opposite motivations). Then again, because I am happy with that means you likely don't want me running the company because I'm simply not motivated to be the best of the best (doesn't mean I'm not motivated to do my job the best I can). Same as this case...you'd much rather have the guy who wants to be a part of that pinnacle than one content with a lesser professional prize (but higher personal prize).


You're putting in way too much effort explaining to someone who does things like bringing his own personal Pom poms to Joe Louis arena
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Arachnid » Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:27 pm

RoyalDude wrote:
tantalum wrote:Thanks!

I'd given up long ago on being the best poster. I've decided I'm very happy in putting minimal effort into my posts. I've certainly stopped caring about such things as spelling and grammar. Etc etc etc. Hell I recently turned down a pretty big promotion simply because we didn't want to uproot our family. I understand completely the putting family ahead of career. I'm happy in my decreased career trajectory because it allows me to spend far more time with the family (others have opposite motivations). Then again, because I am happy with that means you likely don't want me running the company because I'm simply not motivated to be the best of the best (doesn't mean I'm not motivated to do my job the best I can). Same as this case...you'd much rather have the guy who wants to be a part of that pinnacle than one content with a lesser professional prize (but higher personal prize).


You're putting in way too much effort explaining to someone who does things like bringing his own personal Pom poms to Joe Louis arena


shut the fuck up limp dick, those were souvenirs from Bert's mum

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Arachnid » Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:30 pm

tantalum wrote:Thanks!

I'd given up long ago on being the best poster. I've decided I'm very happy in putting minimal effort into my posts. I've certainly stopped caring about such things as spelling and grammar. Etc etc etc. Hell I recently turned down a pretty big promotion simply because we didn't want to uproot our family. I understand completely the putting family ahead of career. I'm happy in my decreased career trajectory because it allows me to spend far more time with the family (others have opposite motivations). Then again, because I am happy with that means you likely don't want me running the company because I'm simply not motivated to be the best of the best (doesn't mean I'm not motivated to do my job the best I can). Same as this case...you'd much rather have the guy who wants to be a part of that pinnacle than one content with a lesser professional prize (but higher personal prize).


:thumbs:

You coulda just said...'I don't give a fuck'

Kinda like that asshat Mike Gillis

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby 5thhorseman » Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:30 pm

tantalum wrote:... because I am happy with that means you likely don't want me running the company because I'm simply not motivated to be the best of the best ...

Hear hear! Kinda reminds me of what Bill Gates said: I will always chose a lazy person to do a difficult job, because, he will find an easy way to do it.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby RoyalDude » Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:42 pm

Arachnid wrote:
RoyalDude wrote:
tantalum wrote:Thanks!

I'd given up long ago on being the best poster. I've decided I'm very happy in putting minimal effort into my posts. I've certainly stopped caring about such things as spelling and grammar. Etc etc etc. Hell I recently turned down a pretty big promotion simply because we didn't want to uproot our family. I understand completely the putting family ahead of career. I'm happy in my decreased career trajectory because it allows me to spend far more time with the family (others have opposite motivations). Then again, because I am happy with that means you likely don't want me running the company because I'm simply not motivated to be the best of the best (doesn't mean I'm not motivated to do my job the best I can). Same as this case...you'd much rather have the guy who wants to be a part of that pinnacle than one content with a lesser professional prize (but higher personal prize).


You're putting in way too much effort explaining to someone who does things like bringing his own personal Pom poms to Joe Louis arena


shut the fuck up limp dick, those were souvenirs from Bert's mum

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