Tico Rick wrote:
Dejan doesn't explain
anything here. He makes two dots, but doesn't connect them. After Sid signed his below-value contract, the Pens also signed Tanner Glass, and Zach Parise also signed with Minnesota. Don't you see what this means? Sid was behind both of these events!
Maybe the Pens were unhappy with Burke's handling of Sid, or maybe they just saw what the Steelers were doing with UPMC and decided that would be a good model to follow. We just don't know. But it is entertaining to see the conspiracy theorists coming out of the woodwork.
True, but I really dont think its much of a reach or a real conspiracy. Whether you believe the 2 doctors and Crosbys agent who said he had a broken neck, or the specialist the pens found who said it was soft tissue - either way the Pens doctors screwed up in a major fashion. Maybe he would have anyway to do the "Steelers version" but I dont think your example makes much sense because Parise or Glass or other moves/non moves were not directly tied to a major issue
with Sid. Your example would only work if say Sid used to play on a line with Glass years back and they did well.
If a day before the Pens fire their media guy who was close to Crosby and then fire their entire medical from doctors to what seems like even the guy who ordered band aids its not really a stretch to say they are connected.
To be clear: I am not complaining about either move
and honestly could really care less as I am sure all of these guys will be working in no time. But dont think its a reach at all to connect some dots here. Here is an article mentioning how involved Frank was:http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/spo ... ey-387042/
You dont just randomly fire these guys.