Marchand maybe headed to USHL Jun 15, 2006 14:32:07 GMT -5
Post by schrader on Jun 15, 2006 14:32:07 GMT -5
cbtitan said:Steve, it is about time that you realize that there is way too much smoke to pin this as a rumour with no fire to it!
It is not him who said he would not report, it is his father.
I was pointing his agent and father, not him.
Nevertheless NHL teams don't want to have anything to do with that garbage.
Lindros left a real bad taste to that regard.
And if you think that the scouts did not know this as quick or quicker than messageboards, you are really naive...
The point is Marchand is hurting his chances as it stands right today....He would need a full, open and public commitment on his part to report asap in order to dilute all these rumours and put an end to the speculation.
But I doubt that he intends to do just that.
The longer he waits, the more he is proving the point.
Basically what you're saying is that Marchand hasn't said a word about it himself...AND CONTINUES TO NOT SAY ANYTHING...so that pretty much proves that he has no intention of reporting to Val D'Or. That's good enough for me!! Let's try and destroy this little bastard's future in hockey if we can. I'm sure the NHL GM's will all be reading this messageboard with great interest before the draft so let's all get on board and tear Marchand apart. Last year he played his guts out for the Wildcats - but that was LAST year so now he's fair game.
Grow up and / or smarten up. He's an 18 year old boy who's being trashed for not having said or done anything. The Miranda rights guarantee " You have the right to remain silent. If you give up that right anything you say can be used against you in a court of law." Apparently persons not accused of a crime don't have those same rights.
Let's just suppose that Marchand reports to Val D'Or, but in the meantime he's dropped from the 4th round to the 8th round in the draft and so loses somewhere in the vicinity of half a million dollars in a signing bonus. The reason for his being dropped down 4 rounds is because of your posts on the messageboard being taken seriously by the NHL GM's.....and Marchand is now suing you for libel .....what will your defense be? I doubt that the fact that he hasn't said anything about reporting to Val D'Or is going to carry you very far. Get your chequebook out because you're going to have to pay the lost earnings, damages, court costs and legal fees for both sides.
NHL GM's reading this message board give me a f-ing break.