Why Jason Blake was not at World Championships...
- View SourceIt's Stan Fischler so take it with a grain of salt. As pro-NHL by
default as I am in this dispute I will not post his anti-NHLPA
nonsense here for the same reasons most Brooks anti-NHL updates I just
do not care to post.
Bluelines: Goodenow's 'stall strategy' is a lost cause
May 02, 2005
Jason Blake's mysterious absence from Team USA is, at last, explained.
Or is it? His agent claims that Blake declined on the grounds that he
had signed a new Isles' contract. Since a new CBA is not completed,
his contract is not guaranteed if he's injured. Plus, the insurance
cost for the value of his contract is prohibitive.
We'll buy that one although there are others who insist that Jason
rubbed someone the wrong way on Team USA!