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Deep Blue Sea: Vlasic considered being arrested over NHL’s Olympics decision

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We all know how badly Marc-Edouard Vlasic wants to go to the Olympics, but it turns out he was considering getting arrested over the issue.

As told to Ross McKeon of SF Gate, Vlasic said he eventually ended up on a conference call with his lawyers and the NHLPA, where he was told if he insisted on going to the Olympics, he could face a termination of his eight-year contract extension, a lawsuit against him and the San Jose Sharks, and a court order prohibiting his attendance that, if violated, would result in his arrest.

“I don’t think it would have gone that far, but it’s a possibility,” said Vlasic, who noted his initial thought when the league made its decision was to go no matter what.

Gotta give the Pickle dude his due respect here. He pushed this issue to the absolute limit and only stopped when it meant he likely wouldn’t play hockey again.

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