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09-24-2004, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by wint
It is simply not true to say that players are not taking any risks. Their careers are short. They risk major injuries every game. Their life spans are almost certainly cut short as a result of the punishment they take on a regular basis. But most importantly, every successful NHLer is one of thousands and thousands of hopeful hockey players who have invested enormous amounts of time and energy into the sport, many foregoing college, all for a chance to make it to the NHL. True, much of this time is spent playing a fun game. But wagering most of your young life on a career that most likely will never materialize is a big risk nonetheless.
I was talking about financial risk, not physical risk. The players have absolutely no financial risk involved while the owners have tons.

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