29.7.08

Chumps And Dreams


Okay, this story is a couple of weeks old but what other hockey related nonsense are you reading about these days, Glen Murray being bought out? That's what I thought. You want a good night-time story before the off-season bedtime.......

Imagine one day at work you ask for a raise. You think you've done a good, hardworking job and want compensation. But there's a glitch. Your boss says you're a lazy, non-producing sack of feces. You disagree, they disagree and the next morning you awaken to find a note attached to your office computer and it reads: "If you measly piece of useless shit can even find another employer willing to pay you the bare minimum wage then good-riddance, and take it. If not, let's talk shop." What's the ending? Follow......

Stephane Veilleux, a 27 year old grinder and depth player for the Minnesota Wild, awoke to that dream-scape a couple of weeks ago (although I think in reality the note was posted on his '88 Trans Am and not his computer). He had asked for too much money in his contract talks and Mr. Risebrough, the GM of the Wild, said "uh-no, I don't think so, kid". And the next morning Stephan Veilleux had been put on waivers.....and when not one team picked him up (it would have cost them $15,000) he was forced to "re-negotiate" his "raise".

Ouch, that's gotta sting a little. But there's a happy ending; he got a little raise and still plays for the Wild. Actually, playing for the Wild is a sad, sad ending. Sorry for the sad ending, it's not my fault he sucks and no one else wants him...

Why bring up Glen Murray in all of this? Why not. He's old and now getting paid for something he doesn't even do anymore (suck Big Joe's dick) thanks to a buy-out. Think about that while the Stephan Veileux's of our time can't even just plain suck without being humiliated.



1 comment:

HockeyTard said...

Thats not the happy ending I was hoping for.