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    Default Garth Snow on Olympic participation

    Understandably, Snow is pissed. More fuel to the fire on the debate.
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    Snow: "It wouldn't matter if we were 10 points up on a playoff spot or 10 points out. We lost our best player and he wasn't playing for us."

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    More Snow: "It's a joke. They want all the benefits from NHL players in Olympics and don't want to pay when our best player gets hurt."

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    #Isles GM Garth Snow spitting mad over Tavares' Olympic injury: "Are the IIHF or IOC going to reimburse our season ticket holders now?"

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    what a whiner. NHL-ers should always be in the national jersey. Plain and simple.

    I know everyone hates the soccer comparison, but can you imagine a World Cup soccer without the stars there? Oh wait, that's Olympic soccer, and no one cares about it!

    Same thing. Its crazy. NHL players belong at Olympics/National games. end of story.

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    Default Re: Garth Snow on Olympic participation

    Maybe Garth should reimburse all of the season-ticket holders himself for putting together such a shitty excuse of a team year after year after year...

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    Default Re: Garth Snow on Olympic participation

    I agree. I think the players belong there, and can't imagine any sort of agreement ever "truly" preventing them from going. What could the rule be, that their contracts can be voided if they attend olympic events? Well, seeing as they are all top players that participate, no team will void their contract if they participate.

    That said, this does give more ammunition to the debate though, and whether we like it or not, there is and will be a big debate on this for the next olympics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 27Blue View Post
    Maybe Garth should reimburse all of the season-ticket holders himself for putting together such a shitty excuse of a team year after year after year...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcairns View Post
    I agree. I think the players belong there, and can't imagine any sort of agreement ever "truly" preventing them from going. What could the rule be, that their contracts can be voided if they attend olympic events? Well, seeing as they are all top players that participate, no team will void their contract if they participate.

    That said, this does give more ammunition to the debate though, and whether we like it or not, there is and will be a big debate on this for the next olympics.
    Players are going to want to be there though, with the exception of perhaps, MSL.
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    Yep I agree and Boston should have to reimburse Lightning fans for Stamkos injury. And also I get a date with Emily Ratajkowski and free Obamacare for life and six million dollars. And uncanny skating ability.
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    Not that I completely disagree with Snow but he is spouting off like a chump. Refund ticket holders?! The Isles ownership should be embarrassed to charge NHL prices for the teams they've recently iced over years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 27Blue View Post
    Maybe Garth should reimburse all of the season-ticket holders himself for putting together such a shitty excuse of a team year after year after year...
    That comment right there deserves some rep love! Getting some from me right now. Well said!
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    I completely understand where Snow is coming from.... It sucks balls to lose one of the best players in the world while he's not even playing for his team that pays him. Snow has every right to be mad.
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    Default Re: Garth Snow on Olympic participation

    Weren't the Islanders campaigning, and then upset when Okposo was "snubbed"? Tough to have it both ways there Snow!

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    no single man should be denied the privilege to play for his country. Plain and simple. They don't get paid to do so, and its the highest honor an athlete can achieve is to put on the country jersey.

    Some injuries are bound to happen, no question. But such is life. get over it. It's not like the Islanders are gonna win the cup this year anyway.

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    Default Re: Garth Snow on Olympic participation

    Where was Garth Snow before the Olympics when they were talking about this? I don't recall hearing a peep out of him. I think if you're gonna bitch about it, you've gotta bitch about it BEFORE the event.

    Everyone knows the risks coming in... every team is in the same position. To be so vocal (and unprofessional) about it after your own player goes down is like crying over spilled milk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blayze View Post
    Where was Garth Snow before the Olympics when they were talking about this? I don't recall hearing a peep out of him. I think if you're gonna bitch about it, you've gotta bitch about it BEFORE the event.

    Everyone knows the risks coming in... every team is in the same position. To be so vocal (and unprofessional) about it after your own player goes down is like crying over spilled milk.
    This is extremely unfair to Snow. How many owners and GMs are truly excited about their players participating in these games? Sure, they'll say the right thing but I would guess that they keep their true opinions to themselves and hope that their players make it through without injury.

    As a Hawks fan, I would pissed to no end if a Blackhawk were lost for the season jeopardizing their Cup chances. But it also comes down to how much you value a gold medal. I have stated before that a gold medal means very little to me in the big picture. Sure, I want the US to win but it is on my mind for 1 or 2 days. I take Stanley Cups win with me the rest of my life.
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