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Beman
08-24-2010, 07:10 PM
Yeah, well... if Jerry plays the way he probably will, I'm sure he won't exactly be broken up that it won't be free to finish his degree if he chooses to do so.

I'm sorry, you wouldn't have dropped out of school if someone offered you $250,000 right then and there to do something YOU were good at? If you say no, you're a liar.

Call me whatever you like but I would not have left. I like insurance.

Red Cloud
08-24-2010, 07:19 PM
Call me whatever you like but I would not have left. I like insurance.

For what he was being offered, he's a fool not to take the money. Say he breaks his leg in two places next season. There goes his career... there goes the money.

Beman
08-24-2010, 07:25 PM
For what he was being offered, he's a fool not to take the money. Say he breaks his leg in two places next season. There goes his career... there goes the money.

If he stays at RPI and breaks his leg he finishes his education.
If he breaks it in the ahl all he has is his money. Unless he buys some kind of policy... it won't last forever.
I am sure he has a 2 way so if he isn't playing well he only comes up when and if they need him.

du78
08-24-2010, 07:33 PM
For what he was being offered, he's a fool not to take the money. Say he breaks his leg in two places next season. There goes his career... there goes the money.

The other thing is that the clock starts ticking earlier towards free agency when the big contracts get signed. Assuming they ended last season as freshman or sophs that gives them a 2 to 3 year head start on playing out the rookie contract and free agency then if they stayed all 4 years. That is one of the main reasons players today are leaving earlier. They get the oppurtunity at more years at the big money. Paul Stastny is a great example of that. He is making huge dollars for a player that left in 2006 and should have graduated in 2008. He is going to make $6.6 million this coming season after 4 years in the NHL. Had he played all 4 years in college, he would still be on his rookie contract.

Wicked Slappaahs
08-24-2010, 07:36 PM
That's it exactly DU78.

burgie12
08-24-2010, 07:37 PM
If he stays at RPI and breaks his leg he finishes his education.
If he breaks it in the ahl all he has is his money. Unless he buys some kind of policy... it won't last forever.
I am sure he has a 2 way so if he isn't playing well he only comes up when and if they need him.
You're absolutely right. All he has is the $270k and the pro-rated $67.5k. But, and here comes the surprise, he has the ability to go back to school! :eek: Unfortunately, he's at least 270k richer. Such a shame that he broke his leg that he can't go back to get an education. Because the leg and brain are connected in ways that only very certain people know about, and they haven't enlightened the rest of us yet.

TuteScrooge
08-24-2010, 07:45 PM
I come from that era as you know. I dislike anyone we play agianst but I reserve the real animosity for Clarkson, SLU and Cornell. I also have an added amount of venom for the Hockey East teams that left the ECAC years ago with a particular dislike for BU.

OK, where to start. First off, I have to admit to having a soft spot in my heart (head?) for Clarkson. My Dad was an alum and my first introduction to college hockey was family trips to root for Clarkson against Yale. So good family memories are intertwined with Clarkson Hockey. There was much gnashing of teeth when I elected to go to the ĎTute. I also have a soft spot for Union, as No.2 son came this (holds two fingers really close together) to going there (Heís now at Lafayette, no hockey). Also, I like every Union alum that I know. Iím also with RB on this; Union wasnít anywhere on my hockey radar when I was a student (D3 didnít count). That being said, I want RPI to beat both of them every time.
As far as dislikes: Cornell tops the list, for all of the obvious reasons (both on and off the ice). Hate their style (even though I respect their success). Never met a Cornell Alum who wasnít arrogant. Harvard and Yale are also near the top, just on principals. I also agree with the good Dr. on holding a continuing animus towards those that bolted the ECAC to HockeyEast, with special disdain for BU. Having spent years at Wisconsin, one would think that I have an affinity for them. Wrong. I was there during the Tony Granato, Chris Chelios, Mike Richter era. The only one that I thought was a decent person was Richter, class act in every way.

DrDemento
08-24-2010, 07:46 PM
You're absolutely right. All he has is the $270k and the pro-rated $67.5k. But, and here comes the surprise, he has the ability to go back to school! :eek: Unfortunately, he's at least 270k richer. Such a shame that he broke his leg that he can't go back to get an education. Because the leg and brain are connected in ways that only very certain people know about, and they haven't enlightened the rest of us yet.

I've lost touch-will 270k buy you 3 complete years at RPI these days? :confused:

Beman
08-24-2010, 07:47 PM
The other thing is that the clock starts ticking earlier towards free agency when the big contracts get signed. Assuming they ended last season as freshman or sophs that gives them a 2 to 3 year head start on playing out the rookie contract and free agency then if they stayed all 4 years. That is one of the main reasons players today are leaving earlier. They get the oppurtunity at more years at the big money. Paul Stastny is a great example of that. He is making huge dollars for a player that left in 2006 and should have graduated in 2008. He is going to make $6.6 million this coming season after 4 years in the NHL. Had he played all 4 years in college, he would still be on his rookie contract.

makes sense if he doesn't get hurt and JD's career follows the same path but with all due respect he ain't no Paul Stasny.

Beman
08-24-2010, 07:48 PM
I've lost touch-will 270k buy you 3 complete years at RPI these days? :confused:

if you don't eat

du78
08-24-2010, 08:01 PM
makes sense if he doesn't get hurt and JD's career follows the same path but with all due respect he ain't no Paul Stasny.

We were all pretty shocked when Stastny left to turn pro and even more shocked when he made the Avs out of his rookie training camp. It worked out well for him and I am sure other high draft picks look at what he did as a model for their path.

Beman
08-24-2010, 08:02 PM
We were all pretty shocked when Stastny left to turn pro and even more shocked when he made the Avs out of his rookie training camp. It worked out well for him and I am sure other high draft picks look at what he did as a model for their path.

and that can be unfortunate

burgie12
08-24-2010, 08:08 PM
I've lost touch-will 270k buy you 3 complete years at RPI these days? :confused:
With an extra hundred grand to spare.

AspyDad
08-24-2010, 08:14 PM
I think I might be in the minority here that I don't actually dislike Cornell all that much.

Dude, you asked for it... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ytCEuuW2_A

You're probably a Red Sox fan also:eek:

Ryecheers
08-24-2010, 08:25 PM
I've lost touch-will 270k buy you 3 complete years at RPI these days? :confused:

Not after taxes!

Wicked Slappaahs
08-24-2010, 08:38 PM
Just saw a piece on Ch. 6 tonight...tuition, room and board
for a year at RPI totals 54,000

DrDemento
08-24-2010, 08:47 PM
Just saw a piece on Ch. 6 tonight...tuition, room and board
for a year at RPI totals 54,000

I think I paid $105 per credit and a discounted rate if you took between 12 and 18 credits. My slide rule cost $19.95. My how times have changed!:eek:

Red Cloud
08-24-2010, 08:52 PM
I think I paid $105 per credit and a discounted rate if you took between 12 and 18 credits. My slide rule cost $19.95. My how times have changed!:eek:

Braggart

PS: Now I realize why we are shooting through these threads so quickly. TRP has nothing on us for chatting. :D

DrDemento
08-24-2010, 08:59 PM
Braggart

PS: Now I realize why we are shooting through these threads so quickly. TRP has nothing on us for chatting. :D

RC-And I still needed financial aid to pay my bills!(I forget what the mandatory meal plan cost)

troyboy
08-24-2010, 09:20 PM
I think I might be in the minority here that I don't actually dislike Cornell all that much. Union, travel partners will definitely bring a tiny bit of rivalry, but I'd still much prefer full capital district prowess.

The engineering school to the north, on the other hand... well...Go to a Game @ Lynah you'll learn to dislike.