If this one doesn’t go in your “holy shit” folder, not much will.
So yeah, this is a true and ongoing story. The Connecticut Rangers signed a player named Carson Knop early this summer. Now they didn’t take any money from him or his parents, and they knew he was going to try out for higher level NAHL teams. That’s right, they knew it.
How did they know? Well in typical east coast high pressure sign now or your screwed fashion, they told him if he didn’t sign now the spot wouldn’t be there for him when he didn’t make the NAHL or USHL. That’s right, nothing like good old scare tactics to inspire confidence!
Funny thing is, Carson Knop actually made an NAHL team. Not just any NAHL team either, the Janesville Jets. That’s right, one of the top teams in the NAHL, and they put more players in the USHL and NCAA than nearly any other team. Pretty good move for the kid.
So you know what happens?
He is added to the Janesville Jets roster, and the idiots running the Connecticut Rangers tell the player and his parents that they still want him to pay FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS!
That’s right kids. Hmmmmmm in a lot of circles that sounds a lot like extortion. Pay me or your prisoner. Maybe ransom is better?
Don’t want to play for us. Pay us. We weren’t smart enough to take any money as a down payment, so we are going to screw you now and try to make you pay us anyway. Yep, we are such idiots, we are willing to try to keep you from playing at a higher level even though we were warned this story was being written.
The best part is, Carson Knop isn’t even listed on the team website as a member of their 25 man roster. Check out the screen shot:
That’s right, they try to protect him under USA Hockey, all the while they have another 25 players listed on their league roster. Of course that sounds completely above board eh kids?!?! See they cant have 26 players and they already have 25. They cant even claim a loss of revenue because they have a full roster. Yep, if it smells like bullshit and you step in it and it sticks to your shoe, chances are its…….
So hey, all you morons looking for a team full of bigger morons, the Connecticut Rangers might be a place for you. Smart players, yeah well, you know what to do, don’t give these clowns a dime and avoid them like you already dated and you found out this chick was crae crae!
And some people wonder why some Tier III operations are seen as being shady and only in it for the money?
Stay tuned kids we got more good stuff on the way. Oh yeah, and don’t forget to tip your local undertaker, its a lonely job, and lets face it, the perks are pretty much non existent.
*The Death Pool is a mix of comedy, and satire in connection with recent events. It is not an official report of current events although it may look as though the news is so accurate that it could one day happen or may be happening.