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    Don't have a heart attack, he should be putting back his skates on in the fall.

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    If he was under contract, he would not be allowed to do that because of the injury risk. But he's a free agent. So he's free to make a dumb decision like this. And possibly cost himself $10 million or more in future earnings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dobber View Post
    If he was under contract, he would not be allowed to do that because of the injury risk. But he's a free agent. So he's free to make a dumb decision like this. And possibly cost himself $10 million or more in future earnings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dobber View Post
    If he was under contract, he would not be allowed to do that because of the injury risk. But he's a free agent. So he's free to make a dumb decision like this. And possibly cost himself $10 million or more in future earnings.
    He gets absolutely no respect from teams around the league despite his play, so I'm happy to see him having some fun instead of sitting by the phone waiting for someone to offer him another 1 year contract.

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    He gets absolutely no respect from teams around the league despite his play, so I'm happy to see him having some fun instead of sitting by the phone waiting for someone to offer him another 1 year contract.
    He's not gonna find respect on the soccer pitch. Maybe he should be training and focussing on his hockey game, like every other hockey player. Most people try and to earn respect by rededicating themselves, not by half-assing it at another sport.
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    I wonder if he's any good? As long as he doesn't hurt himself it might help with the footwork

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    i have no doubt he'll stop playing as soon as he signs a NHL contract.
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    Wasn't he dealing with ankle injuries the second half of the year?

    I guess logically that means he should go play soccer for a bit...

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    Was there a rule change in soccer that allows him to bite opponents?
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    Is he going to wear the no contact pinny in practice?

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    Default Re: [Signing] Grabovski to play soccer

    Quote Originally Posted by Dobber View Post
    If he was under contract, he would not be allowed to do that because of the injury risk. But he's a free agent. So he's free to make a dumb decision like this. And possibly cost himself $10 million or more in future earnings.
    I would say it depends on the level of play. I'm certain if he played recreationally it wouldn't be a problem. But he must be pretty darn good if he's playing at that level.

    I remember a court case a while back, I believe it involved CFL players trying to do something in the offseason and the teams tried to bar it, citing injury risk, but ultimately they were free to engage in other physical activities, even under contract, despite having pro contracts that required their exclusive services during the season. I can't remember if it was an NFL CFL thing or if it was a CFL thing where the athletes tried to do something completely different, but either way it was ruled against public policy to have such limiting contracts. I'll try and find the case bc it's killing me.

    I also bet he stops though once he gets a K offer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiva Blaster View Post
    He's not gonna find respect on the soccer pitch. Maybe he should be training and focussing on his hockey game, like every other hockey player. Most people try and to earn respect by rededicating themselves, not by half-assing it at another sport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Guru View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by ericdaoust View Post
    Was there a rule change in soccer that allows him to bite opponents?
    Unless he runs into an opposing team with red, white and blue shirts with a big C on the front, I don't think that will be a problem. He just goes a little crazy every time he plays the Habs.

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