For many reasons, I could never be a GM. The biggest reason I couldn't do it is that, by now, I would have called Parise and Suter and told them to go f*** themselves. These two guys have pretty much held the NHL hostage these last few days and continue to do so while they make their decisions. Hey guys, there ARE other players that would like to get contracts signed, too, and get on with their lives--you two aren't the only ones! I am thoroughly disgusted.
I can't for the life of me believe that these two didn't have any discussions with their families, mentors, friends, loved ones, etc, before Sunday. Both of these guys knew they were going to be signing new contracts this year, so they MUST have talked/thought about what they were going to do. Granted, until they knew the particulars, no decision could be made, but they both knew they were going to be offered more money than God, so the only decision needing to be made was WHERE they wanted to go. So, I can't see where the problem is.
These guys are going to get enough money that they will live extremely well for the rest of their lives. They will make this money by playing a game. AND they will only have to work for less than half the years most people will before they get to retire. At this point, they are acting like divas. Maybe if one of the GMs offered to remove the brown M&Ms from every bowl, then an agreement could be made.