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Re: Brisson removes his name from GM job

Postby meow on Mon May 19, 2014 1:07 pm

Beveridge wrote:
meow wrote:This is a no-brainer on his part. Why switch to a lower paying, higher stress, decreased longevity career?


The challenge.

That's it? Pass.
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Re: Brisson removes his name from GM job

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Mon May 19, 2014 1:09 pm

meow wrote:
Beveridge wrote:
meow wrote:This is a no-brainer on his part. Why switch to a lower paying, higher stress, decreased longevity career?


The challenge.

That's it? Pass.

:thumb:
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Re: Brisson removes his name from GM job

Postby The U on Mon May 19, 2014 1:09 pm

Beveridge wrote:
meow wrote:This is a no-brainer on his part. Why switch to a lower paying, higher stress, decreased longevity career?


The challenge.


Living in L.A. making $10-$20 million per year or living in Pittsburgh making $2-$3 million? Hmmmm.....
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Re: Brisson removes his name from GM job

Postby Beveridge on Mon May 19, 2014 1:10 pm

People are wired that way. No different than a college coach who is successful at a big college leaving that to try his shot in the pros.

Agents deal with the General Managers so I'm sure a good number of Agents would feel after time has passed that they could do that job.
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Re: Brisson removes his name from GM job

Postby Steve Dave on Mon May 19, 2014 2:03 pm

llipgh2 wrote:
djlm wrote:Does he have more players or just Sid?



Yes. I can't remember who off the top of my head, but a number of very high profile players. Some who are coming into UFA and contract extension years.


Malkin, Toews, P. Kane
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Re: Brisson removes his name from GM job

Postby DelPen on Mon May 19, 2014 2:48 pm

I'd sleep better at night if Don Waddell, Jim Rutherford and Jay Feaster also removed their names from consideration.
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Re: Brisson removes his name from GM job

Postby columbia on Mon May 19, 2014 2:54 pm

:lol:
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Re: Brisson removes his name from GM job

Postby The U on Mon May 19, 2014 3:09 pm

I wonder if there are any other names out there that aren't recycled older GMs or current assistant GMs.

I consider guys like Pierre and Brisson to be "wildcards". I wonder if there are any other wildcards out there that make sense.
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Re: Brisson removes his name from GM job

Postby columbia on Mon May 19, 2014 3:10 pm

The U wrote:I wonder if there are any other wildcards out there that make sense.


You were trying to think of Jay Caufield, I believe.
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Re: Brisson removes his name from GM job

Postby Tico Rick on Mon May 19, 2014 3:11 pm

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Re: Brisson removes his name from GM job

Postby Pitt87 on Mon May 19, 2014 3:12 pm

meow wrote:This is a no-brainer on his part. Why switch to a lower paying, higher stress, decreased longevity career?


The "Live to Work" contingent can explain this, but it sounds like a fruitless effort...
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Re: Brisson removes his name from GM job

Postby Lt. Dish on Mon May 19, 2014 5:38 pm

Digitalgypsy66 wrote:
meow wrote:
Beveridge wrote:
meow wrote:This is a no-brainer on his part. Why switch to a lower paying, higher stress, decreased longevity career?


The challenge.

That's it? Pass.

:thumb:


I know a few people who have been very successful (if we define success according to prestige), made enough money to buy a small island, and then gone on to do other things just for the challenge. It does happen. For some, you make all your cash, then you can go chase a dream.
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Re: Brisson removes his name from GM job

Postby SolidSnake on Mon May 19, 2014 7:57 pm

The new GM better get used to hearing "We didn't get to our game"
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Re: Brisson removes his name from GM job

Postby Hawkeynut on Mon May 19, 2014 8:06 pm

meow wrote:This is a no-brainer on his part. Why switch to a lower paying, higher stress, decreased longevity career?


Can't get your name on the cup whoring players.
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Re: Brisson removes his name from GM job

Postby CERV96 on Mon May 19, 2014 8:10 pm

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Re: Brisson removes his name from GM job

Postby slappybrown on Mon May 19, 2014 8:35 pm

meow wrote:This is a no-brainer on his part. Why switch to a lower paying, higher stress, decreased longevity career?

He's not going from sports agent to [whatever job fits the bill for your criteria]. It's one of 30 available on the planet. Anyone in hockey with half a brain would be intrigued at the very least.
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Re: Brisson removes his name from GM job

Postby slappybrown on Mon May 19, 2014 8:35 pm

CERV96 wrote:Jesse

We need to cook
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Re: Brisson removes his name from GM job

Postby meow on Mon May 19, 2014 8:52 pm

slappybrown wrote:
meow wrote:This is a no-brainer on his part. Why switch to a lower paying, higher stress, decreased longevity career?

He's not going from sports agent to [whatever job fits the bill for your criteria]. It's one of 30 available on the planet. Anyone in hockey with half a brain would be intrigued at the very least.

He was intrigued. For about 2 days.
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Re: Brisson removes his name from GM job

Postby slappybrown on Mon May 19, 2014 8:55 pm

meow wrote:
slappybrown wrote:
meow wrote:This is a no-brainer on his part. Why switch to a lower paying, higher stress, decreased longevity career?

He's not going from sports agent to [whatever job fits the bill for your criteria]. It's one of 30 available on the planet. Anyone in hockey with half a brain would be intrigued at the very least.

He was intrigued. For about 2 days.


Seems like a reasonable time period to seriously consider it. It's not like the Pens can wait weeks to let him ponder it, not to mention he cant leave his clients in limbo as they wonder if they will need a new agent. Given how close he is with Mario, I'm guessing he told them first before putting out the release. They need to move on and he has a business to run if he's not taking it. I wouldn't take the 2-3 days since shero was canned to the announcement to mean he didn't seriously consider it in light of the circumstances.
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Re: Brisson removes his name from GM job

Postby TheHammer24 on Tue May 20, 2014 9:18 am

Beveridge wrote:
meow wrote:This is a no-brainer on his part. Why switch to a lower paying, higher stress, decreased longevity career?


The challenge.

Right. Look at all the people who leave lush partnerships at big law firms to take low-paying thankless high profile gov't jobs. If he gets fired, he can go back to being a super agent. It wouldn't surprise me to see someone do such a thing.
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Re: Brisson removes his name from GM job

Postby DelPen on Tue May 20, 2014 9:55 am

TheHammer24 wrote:
Beveridge wrote:
meow wrote:This is a no-brainer on his part. Why switch to a lower paying, higher stress, decreased longevity career?


The challenge.

Right. Look at all the people who leave lush partnerships at big law firms to take low-paying thankless high profile gov't jobs. If he gets fired, he can go back to being a super agent. It wouldn't surprise me to see someone do such a thing.


Those government jobs aren't low paying and come with great lifetime pensions.
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Re: Brisson removes his name from GM job

Postby TheHammer24 on Tue May 20, 2014 10:19 am

DelPen wrote:
TheHammer24 wrote:
Beveridge wrote:
meow wrote:This is a no-brainer on his part. Why switch to a lower paying, higher stress, decreased longevity career?


The challenge.

Right. Look at all the people who leave lush partnerships at big law firms to take low-paying thankless high profile gov't jobs. If he gets fired, he can go back to being a super agent. It wouldn't surprise me to see someone do such a thing.


Those government jobs aren't low paying and come with great lifetime pensions.

Deputy and assistant cabinet secretaries are paid under $200,000, and there is no pension for the brief time these individuals take the jobs. Compared to their seven-figure salaries elsewhere, they are extremely low paying.
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