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    NHLPA files grievance for Tkachuk

    9/19/2005 5:32:26 PM

    ST. LOUIS (CP) - The NHL Players' Association has filed a grievance on behalf of Keith Tkachuk after the star winger was suspended Friday by the St. Louis Blues for failing his team physical.

    NHLPA spokesman Jonathan Weatherdon said Monday the union filed the grievance the same day as the suspension.

    "We have disagreed with the suspension and are continuing to work at resolving it," Tkachuk's agent, Bob Murray, said Monday from Boston.

    "Hopefully we can find a quick and amicable resolution."

    Blues general manager Larry Pleau had little to add Monday.

    "There's really not much to say other than he didn't pass the physical and he's suspended," Pleau said from St. Louis, adding that Tkachuk can't come back until he passes the physical.

    The Blues open the pre-season Wednesday at home against the Predators.

    The 33-year-old power winger is the second-highest paid player in the NHL at $7.6 million US, tied with Nicklas Lidstrom and Alexei Yashin behind Jaromir Jagr's $8.36 million.

    Murray doesn't understand why the Blues dealt with the situation in the manner they did.

    "I guess the more common approach has been, if they feel a guy has come in and isn't properly conditioned they would bring him into camp and have him do extra work," said Murray.

    Tkachuk, who is working out on his own in St. Louis, had 33 goals and 38 assists in 2003-04.[/b][/quote]

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  • #2
    What's not to get? It's rather cut-and-dry.

    Tkachuk showed up to camp overweight, therefore, he's suspended.

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    • #3
      I think his nickname should be changed from "Walt" to "Tommy Boy"...

      Fat guy in a little coat...fat guy in a little coat...
      " Look, forget the myths the media's created about the White House--the truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand."

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      • #4
        QUOTE(steveInebriated @ Sep 19 2005, 06:43 PM) Quoted post

        What's not to get? It's rather cut-and-dry.

        Tkachuk showed up to camp overweight, therefore, he's suspended.
        [/b][/quote]

        Technically he was suspended for failing his physical.

        I am sure his weight had something to do with it.
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        • #5
          QUOTE(BlueBrained @ Sep 19 2005, 06:51 PM) Quoted post

          QUOTE(steveInebriated @ Sep 19 2005, 06:43 PM) Quoted post

          What's not to get? It's rather cut-and-dry.

          Tkachuk showed up to camp overweight, therefore, he's suspended.
          [/b][/quote]

          Technically he was suspended for failing his physical.

          I am sure his weight had something to do with it.
          [/b][/quote]
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          • #6
            QUOTE(*007* @ Sep 19 2005, 06:53 PM) Quoted post

            QUOTE(BlueBrained @ Sep 19 2005, 06:51 PM) Quoted post

            QUOTE(steveInebriated @ Sep 19 2005, 06:43 PM) Quoted post

            What's not to get? It's rather cut-and-dry.

            Tkachuk showed up to camp overweight, therefore, he's suspended.
            [/b][/quote]

            Technically he was suspended for failing his physical.

            I am sure his weight had something to do with it.
            [/b][/quote]
            Ya can't touch your toes if you can't see them...
            [/b][/quote]
            He's got toes?

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            • #7
              QUOTE(BlueBrained @ Sep 19 2005, 06:51 PM) Quoted post

              QUOTE(steveInebriated @ Sep 19 2005, 06:43 PM) Quoted post

              What's not to get? It's rather cut-and-dry.

              Tkachuk showed up to camp overweight, therefore, he's suspended.
              [/b][/quote]

              Technically he was suspended for failing his physical.

              I am sure his weight had something to do with it.
              [/b][/quote]
              weight put his shoes on probably

              no suprise that this was filed though. Just "their job"
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              • #8
                The Blues should be so proud that he is the 2nd highest paid player in the NHL.

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                • #9
                  if they let him practice or play, st louis shouldn't have to pay him if his fat ass goes boom.

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                  • #10
                    QUOTE(_STLfan_in_DFW @ Sep 19 2005, 06:49 PM) Quoted post

                    I think his nickname should be changed from "Walt" to "Tommy Boy"...

                    Fat guy in a little coat...fat guy in a little coat...
                    [/b][/quote]

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                    • #11
                      QUOTE(Jack Daniels @ Sep 19 2005, 07:14 PM) Quoted post

                      QUOTE(_STLfan_in_DFW @ Sep 19 2005, 06:49 PM) Quoted post

                      I think his nickname should be changed from "Walt" to "Tommy Boy"...

                      Fat guy in a little coat...fat guy in a little coat...
                      [/b][/quote]

                      [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/roll2.gif[/img]

                      Thanks, I just did a Mama Cass! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/blink.gif[/img]
                      [/b][/quote]


                      Sorry... [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/ph34r.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]
                      " Look, forget the myths the media's created about the White House--the truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand."

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                      • #12
                        Bob Murray, Tkachuk's agent, said, "This suspension is totally unfair. They are taking to food out of the mouth of my client."

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                        • #13
                          The suspension is solely about Tkachuk's salary.
                          From this day forward, I no longer shall tinker with the machinery of death.

                          For more than 20 years I have endeavored-indeed, I have struggled-along with a majority of this Court, to develop procedural & substantive rules that would lend more than the mere appearance of fairness to the death penalty endeavor.


                          I feel morally and intellectually obligated simply to concede that the death penalty experiment has failed.

                          The path the Court has chosen lessens us all. I dissent.

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                          • #14
                            QUOTE(ppg shg @ Sep 19 2005, 10:23 PM) Quoted post

                            The suspension is solely about Tkachuk's salary.
                            [/b][/quote]


                            I was just going to ask if anyone thought it had anything to do with that. Like him or not, if they suspended him to avoid paying him for a while, the Blues and Mark Sauer/Larry Pleau suck more than I ever thought.

                            If he's fat and out of shape, that's fine, but I can't help but think his salary has something to do with this.
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                            • #15
                              Somebody going to Wednesday's game needs to make a sign with Krispy Kreme logos and a big 7 on it.

                              We miss you Keith!!

                              I'd do it but I have 2 vball games. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/mad.gif[/img]


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