He got screwed, royally. McPhee is a clown. They bring him to Washington, help him move, help him get a house, and enrolled his kids in school. Then they back out.
Verbal agreements mean **** in the NHL, they have to be on paper.
Agent rips Capitals on Belanger deal
“This is a cold, nasty, cut-throat business, and when you’re dealing with the likes of George McPhee, just know what the rules are and know how to deal with them,” he said.
“George McPhee has a reputation and many people aren’t surprised,” Tacopina said in an interview. “As far as I’m concerned, the facts are the facts.
“Eric’s a veteran NHL player, with two young children, 600-plus games played and respected around the league as a character guy. To string him along like he’s a piece of property as opposed to a human being? ... It’s very disturbing how this went down. Then to treat this like they had no obligation, moral or otherwise? That’s the organization.”
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