Re: Bergeron 3-4 years too many
posted at 7/20/2013 2:50 PM EDT
In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:
In response to bostonfan191646's comment:
that is very possible. In fact, it's probable. Does that make it normal? I'm not saying he's stupid or anything. This is however unorthodox, anyone who says otherwise doesn't know what the word means.
Is what normal? Let's take a look at what happened:
1. Signs a long term deal.
2. Gets better offer from preferable location.
3. Exercises right to take better offer.
Seems normal to me. I can't think of anyone on the planet who would choose differently.
Just because it is rare or hasn't happened before, it doesn't make it odd or, as you would say, unorthodox.
"unorthodox [ʌnˈɔːθəˌdɒks]adj not conventional in belief, behaviour, custom, etc."
In this case, I wouldn't say that Kovalchuk's actions are "not conventional in belief, behaviour, custom etc". I do not know of (and if you do, please correct me) any NHL players that signed long term deals for a huge amount of money and then retired from the NHL to return to their home country to play for a similar amount in half the time.
Maybe you should have looked up the word first?
oh so NEVER having occured before doesn't make it an odd behavior?yup. sounds good. we'll leave it at that. also, we don't know what the dollar figures are on the deal. I can try find out, but we don't know yet.