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Old 07-09-2019, 09:20 AM   #65
Erick Estrada
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Originally Posted by Scroopy Noopers View Post
The guy clearly wants to play for the sharks. They are going for it. Pretty simple. He’s still making $1 million to play hockey this year. There isn’t exactly a long list of players who had career ending injuries at 23/24. Pretty low risk.
There's always a degree of risk no matter what age but even at that the fact is that he's chosen to make less money than his peers. Considerably less. And while the concept of him wanting to be there is simple enough to understand, it's just something you don't see a lot in any workplace ever. I've turned down offers to make maybe 10-20% more salary at other companies because I like where I am but I'm certainly not going to stay for less than 1/3 of what I should be making which is the case here. It will be interesting to revisit this discussion next year for sure.

Maybe there's something in the water in San Jose as well. Of all the markets (players go to NY for the experience but many move on) I don't think there's one that once players play there they never want to leave like that market.

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