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February 16 2010 07:32PM

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#101 Shifty203
February 17 2010, 01:13PM
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sags wrote:

Bulin gets a DUI? WOW... the hits just keep on coming!

He got three charges. News link on Dan tencers Twitter.

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#102 Matt Henderson
February 17 2010, 01:30PM
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@Shifty203

I wont believe it!

Not our MVP!!!

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#103 Heavyd
February 17 2010, 01:43PM
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Not surprised. What else can happen to this team this year?

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#104 Ender
February 17 2010, 01:46PM
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offside wrote:

Edmonton Journal is saying Khabibulin was charged with a DUI in Arizona last week.

Confirmed:

hxxp://www.edmontonjournal.com/Oilers+Khabibulin+charged+with+Arizona/2577046/story.html

Way to represent, West Edmonton Wall! Nicely done!

Dumbass.

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#105 Shifty203
February 17 2010, 01:49PM
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Matt Henderson wrote:

I wont believe it!

Not our MVP!!!

Hopefully the team can find a way to file a complaint with the nhlpa and get out of his contract for irresponsible behaviour or something like that.

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#106 Heavyd
February 17 2010, 01:53PM
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@Shifty203

It might be in his contract, that if he is charged or anything like that might void his contract.

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#107 OB1 Team Yakopov - F.S.T.N.F
February 17 2010, 01:58PM
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Heavyd wrote:

It might be in his contract, that if he is charged or anything like that might void his contract.

Wow, that would be a suprising turn for the better.

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#108 Ender
February 17 2010, 02:00PM
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Heavyd wrote:

It might be in his contract, that if he is charged or anything like that might void his contract.

I hadn't thought of that, but that would be sweet. Ditch his remaining three years because of breach of contract. . . tarnishing the professional reputation of the Oilers organization, yada yada yada, you're hereby permanently suspended, have a nice life, Tambi breathes a huge sigh of relief that something finally went right.

IF . . .

such a clause exists in the contract. Otherwise, we just get to drill some more holes in his skates next season and pray that his back heals up faster than his reputation.

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#109 rubbertrout
February 17 2010, 02:01PM
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Heavyd wrote:

It might be in his contract, that if he is charged or anything like that might void his contract.

I'd be extremely surprised if the "morals" type clauses allow for tubing a guaranteed contract for DUI charges alone.

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#110 Heavyd
February 17 2010, 02:01PM
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@OB1 Team Yakopov - F.S.T.N.F

Ya. Cause I think a couple years ago, some player had it in his contract that he couldn't play Basketball in the offseason, and he played and broke his ankle or something and I think the team voided out the contract.

Anyone remember this?

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#111 rubbertrout
February 17 2010, 02:10PM
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Heavyd wrote:

Ya. Cause I think a couple years ago, some player had it in his contract that he couldn't play Basketball in the offseason, and he played and broke his ankle or something and I think the team voided out the contract.

Anyone remember this?

Most professional athletes have clauses that prohibit them from doing activities which might increase the risk of injury (skiing, waterskiing, motorcycling etc.) unless they specifically contract an exception. Most contracts also have a morals clause that allows the owner to pull the plug in scenarios where someone is going to get jail time or something along those lines but it usually only has limited application.

For example I haven't heard what the Wizards are doing with Gilbert Arenas' issues yet. I know he has a huge contract for way too much money and they'd like to get around it if possible. If slam dunk weapons charges don't get you out of the contract then a DUI probably won't unless you run over and kill someone.

It's actually pretty sad how common place DUIs have become. If it was in AZ as reported maybe Khabby will have to do time in "tent city".

Of course I have no idea what the specific wording of Khabby's contract says. We can dare to dream though.

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#112 Matt Henderson
February 17 2010, 02:10PM
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pretty sure the NHLPA would fight that idea to the bitter death. Assuming they can function long enough to do so.

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#113 17
February 17 2010, 02:11PM
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Moreau broke his ankle playing a game of pick up basketball before the Playoffs in 06 I think? Didn't void his contract though.

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#114 Ender
February 17 2010, 02:12PM
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2 years ago, Ryan O'Byrne and Tom Kostopoulos from the Canadiens were arrested in Florida. It was reported at the time that "the consequences could have serious implications for both players. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services could ban both players from entering the U.S. if they end up with criminal records."

So even if we ended up keeping him, the maximum he might be eligible to play could be the 42 home games and 9 Canadian road games. Assuming 1) the USA actually imposed such a ban, and 2) his contract survived such an imposition to the Club.

The thing that saved Kostopoulos and O'Byrne was that the State of Florida eventually dropped the charges against both players. I can't say for sure, but I have a hard time believing that the State of Arizona would drop DUI charges.

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#115 JackBauer
February 17 2010, 02:16PM
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Dont get your hopes up people.

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#116 Robin Brownlee
February 17 2010, 03:14PM
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17 wrote:

Moreau broke his ankle playing a game of pick up basketball before the Playoffs in 06 I think? Didn't void his contract though.

Moreau broke his ankle during a game of basketball as PART of an Oilers off-ice training session in Arizona. Big difference.

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#117 Senator Theo
February 17 2010, 03:37PM
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Robin Brownlee wrote:

Moreau broke his ankle during a game of basketball as PART of an Oilers off-ice training session in Arizona. Big difference.

~ Nevertheless, Moreau shouldn't have been drinking while he was participating in a training sesion. ~

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