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09-10-2004, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by go kim johnsson
Why should the players give back money that owners agreed to pay them in the first place? I think they are being rather generous to offer a 5% roll back on salaries being that it is a binding contract, if the owners were to come up to guys in the middle of the season and tell them they weren't going to pay them 5% of their paycheck, there would be hellfire and damnnation.
I don't think it's that generous, because the instant that contract is up, the players invaribly demand a 20-200% pay raise.

I'm also frustrated with the players. It's painfully obvious they don't care one iota about the fans, which is a shame, because these guys owe their careers to us. This is pretty clear because: 1) They understand the problem, and 2) They don't want to do anything about it.

Why should the NHL budge from it's position while the NHLPA is allowed to sit still? If there's no hockey this season, I'm going to put the blame on who deserves it most from me: the players.

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