the Man can do no wrong. Neatly dressed and with dignity grizzled gentleman to approach tampere hotel lobby and holds out his hand.
the handshake is firm, eye contact tight.
Rick Curran .
He is one of the NHL's most reputable player agent, whose clients include the world's best hockey player Connor McDavid and perhaps the experience is presented Matthews .
He leads her partner, the legendary Bobby Orr with agent office, which bears the name of the Orr Hockey Group.
Finland Curran has arrived at the Finnish long line of player-agent Jarmo Cap the invitation. Curran is willing to help Korkia Finnish player in the NHL path.
I Wanted to come here and get a feel for what the Finnish hockey is going on and how it has evolved, Curran said.
I Know that Tampere will be built a new arena.Lindrosin record agreement
Curran's previous visit to Finland has been for a while. He told you he was here the last time in 1990, when Helsinki hosted the under-20s to the world cup.
Curran's client, then super name Eric Lindros played for the Canadian team.
lindrosin for doing this for the first NHL-contract Curran keeps 40 years of agenttiura his memorable as.
I've done bigger contracts after that, but at that moment it was a big contract, what was never done, he said.
lindrosia I also joined a huge stir when she refused to represent her in 1991 the first book which Quebec Nordiques.
canadian leave the NHL-career start was delayed by a year and he end up in arbitration through the Philadelphia Flyers.
– the NHL's most expensive player at that time was Mario Lemieux , and believe it or not, he made only $ 2.5 million a year. And Eric, who had not played yet the game either in the league, made a $ 3.5 million contract.300 million in front of edmonton Oilers super star Connor McDavid belongs to Rick Curran the garage. AOP
Curran said that Lindrosin agreement with NHL salaries began to rise to a new level. On this day, they are redoubtable.
McDavid got the Edmonton oilers evening hundred million dollars and an eight-year contract extension. Matthews ' five-year-old Maple Leafs -the sequel is 58,17 million dollars worth.
the economic magazine Forbes, according to Curran, has negotiated more than 300 million dollars in front of the existing NHL contracts.
the sums don't seem him dizzy.
I work always that moment of the market according to star's agent is rational.
contract negotiations is the main thing responsible, where the customer settles the league and the club's salary scale. I want to maximize his income.A junior game in the Bay
Although Curran's cv sparkles with the world's top names, he said, that the work is the same for each player.
– Each of our clients is important to us, he stressed.
– Anyone can be a star client - and it's awesome, but I have to take all pelaajiini in the same way as attitude McDavidiin or Ryan Ellisiin . My job is the same for all young people with customers.
on Tuesday, Curran was in the Bay watching A young playoff-game Pelicans-HIFK.
There were a couple of players, whose game I really liked."Honesty and relationships,”
Could imagine, that a player agent had some heavy and perhaps rumiinkin torque to NHL clubs, but Curran is not signed. He's leaning experience.
GM, which negotiated with this afternoon, is a man, whom I have known for 30 years, he said.
Many of the modern-GM:t are such that I felt when they were scouts in Western Canada. I've known them since we traveled together to the games. I know them as a person.
Curran is capable of dropping a hard name, just like that, and so blandly that it doesn't even look like bragging.
Brendan Shanahan leads to the entire Toronto Maple Leafs. And he has been my protégé since she was 15 years old.
– the most important thing to Me are honesty and relationships.Eric Lindros was awarded in 1992, the then record contract, $ 3.5 million a season. AOP