At his point in life, and already being considered old for hockey,if he is feeling that way then he should just retire. Why leave it open to keep his name in the news, and have people hope he'll come back. Personally, I don't like him. I don't like his me first attitude, and this reeks of it.
If he prefers PTA to practice then again he should retire.
"I know froim my eprsepctive, I've turned down very good offers beacuse they would detract from my family life. Is it different from athletes?"
I have too, back when I could drive tractor trailers for a living, I got different job offers all the time, and turned them down for family reasons or too much away time. The difference is that I didn't sign a contract for 5 years, and I wasn't paid tens of millions of dollars. I understand if he wants family time, and wants to be with his wife.....if it is that strong..he should retire. If he is not ready to retire, he should play out his contract. If there is an illness in the family, it is acceptable because it usually is an unseen issue that has arisen. Not wanting to play in Boston, and trying to control his future when his no trade runs out is typical of what his actions have shown over the last year.
I think he is an a$$. Doesn't appreciate the position he is in.
Posted on Jun 4, 2012, 11:31 PM from IP address 220.127.116.11