A tough week for Legein
"I'd like for everyone to stop bashing my father, my family, and me personally. My family has been amazing. They have supported me and never forced me to do anything and to say its their fault is ridiculous.
"Take the time to talk to me before you accuse me of being addicted to anything, even if it's coffee. I realize you're going to speculate but please don't bash my character and especially my family."
How's this for a scenario: A second-round pick with an outside shot at a productive NHL career calls it quits in early October after training camp, choosing to return to home rather than make a go of it as a professional.
It'd be a small brief, a footnote for anyone outside of Columbus as the season got going in the Czech Republic and Sweden and the drama of the 4-S club was settled.
Such as it is, with this in the news, one thing that we haven't seen discussed is the fact that Legein signed a three-year, entry level deal back in November, and that there was a signing bonus attached to the contract.
Has any of that been paid out? And, if so, have the Blue Jackets gotten it back?
Even if Legein was a long shot to make it, there was likely about $250,000 in guaranteed money there for showing up, which is a lot to walk away from.
It actually makes me wonder how many players stay in the game for the wrong reasons these days.