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Winnipeg Should Have Been Informed About Pavelec’s DUI

from Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun,

...should Pavelec’s agent, Allan Walsh of mega-agency Octagon, have informed the Jets of Pavelec’s crime during negotiations, assuming he knew?

That’s an ethical question a few NHL agents were willing to tackle, Wednesday, as long as they got anonymity.

“If I’m negotiating for an injured player, I can’t sell a team broken goods or a tainted product,” one said. “I can’t sell them week-old chicken. To save face, he would have had to disclose that — if he knew. Sooner or later it’s going to pop up. And if you’re upfront about it, you’ll be able to do damage control.”

Telling the team would probably put a “road bump” in the negotiations — “maybe they wouldn’t have a deal done right now,” the agent said — but it shouldn’t hurt a player’s value, at least not in a situation like Pavelec’s, a first-time offender who didn’t hurt anybody.

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People make mistakes.  Media beats dead horse.

Posted by Wylie Times from CA on 07/19/12 at 11:50 AM ET

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Posted by Wylie Times from CA on 07/19/12 at 10:50 AM ET

Having 10 drinks and then driving isn’t a f*cking mistake.

Posted by Garth on 07/19/12 at 01:02 PM ET

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I believe it is.  A terrible mistake but it’s also the first time he’s done it.

Posted by Matt Fry from Winnipeg on 07/19/12 at 02:00 PM ET

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I believe it is.

I don’t believe that driving somewhere, drinking 10 drinks and then driving again is a mistake.

it’s also the first time he’s done it.

How do you know?

Posted by Garth on 07/19/12 at 02:32 PM ET

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bullshit 1st time,i’m sure Probert used more excuses than we know.there is no mistake in 10 drinks.it’s called poor judgement.i’d worry about when it would occur again.that’s coming from a man who got encouragement from Probert to stay clean.its a weak excuse the team will accept,and fans will as well

Posted by Speedy on 07/20/12 at 04:08 AM ET

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