Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Be Still My Aching Heart ...
As you can see, I haven't had time to post any real hockey thoughts in a while, but this off-seasons "free agent frenzy" has turned into a game of cat & mouse all because 2 players are agonizing over what team to sign with. I had to find a good place to post this where it had a chance to be seen by the 2 players we are all waiting for to sign. Think of it as a love note ... think of it as a kick in the ass. However you interpret it, I hope the message gets through.
A message for Ryan Suter & Zach Parise from hockey fans all across North America ...
Shit or get off the pot guys !! Pick a city and sign. Its not rocket science, but it sure seems thats what you think it is.
Money isn't the issue ... both of you are being offered more money than most of us will see in 10 lifetimes.
Contract length isn't the issue ... yes, these are long term contracts to guarantee you X amount of money, but even with a no trade clause you can still change your mind and force the team to trade you.
Don't forget, you're going to live 80 or 90 or 100 years so what you do with the next 9 or 10 years of your life will be the equivalence of a fart in a hurricane.
Going to have kids ? Then pick a city you think you'll want them exposed to for the first few years of their lives (like they're really going to remember it) and sign a contract with a team already.
If you over-think things it only makes it worse. Look into your heart and decide. Be spontanious. Hockey is still "a game".