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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Tanabe challenges buyout

On Wednesday, the Carolina Hurricanes officially bought out the contract of Jeff "Green Eggs and " Hamilton. David Tanabe challenged his buyout.

This comes as no surprise. Tanabe's official status is "injured", but the Hurricanes believe that he is fit to play. I suppose the next step is to call in an independent, non-biased physician to examine Avi.

We are not surprised at this turn of events, and we want to reiterate this one point. Tanabe repeatedly failed to show up for numerous meetings with coaches and other Hurricanes front office staff. He repeatedly failed to do these meetings via conference call. He repeatedly failed to make any effort to meet with the team. He found time, though, to drag himself out of bed to remove all his gear from the RBC Center way before this buyout stuff happened. He also found time (very quickly, I might add) to meet with the NHLPA to protest this buyout attempt.

Call me a jerk or whatever, but I still say that something is rotten in the state of Denmark.

1 comment:

East of Here said...

I'm with you, bro. He may have been hurt, but there is more to this than is being made public.

Since Tanabe seems to be completely unwilling to meet with or even just update the team on his status, I wonder if the Canes have chosen the buyout option as a method of forcing Tanabe to give them information.

Either way, something is fishy, and it smells like Tanabe.


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