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11-20-2004, 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by DementedReality
the difference is the scabs who play as replacements in the NHL are interferring in a labour negotiation. the players taking jobs in europe are simply better players and therefore more desired on the team.

it is apples and oranges.

Good point. But say a guy over in Europe is making just enough to earn money for his family. All of the sudden Joe Thornton comes over and takes a job away form that guy. Why? Cause he's part of a union that has trouble sharing $2 Billion dollars. If you are that guy in Europe who had his job/income bumped off wouldnt you be a little bitter to a millionaire who doesnt need the money and is not playing in his own league based on greed? Yeah I thought you would.

You see the thing is, no one has thought about that. No one cares. People can back the players until they are blue in the face but ask a parking attendant, or an usher or a Hot Dog vendor what they think about the NHl lockout. Yes it may not be their only job, but that is a source of income that they have and is now lost 41 days a year.

Chris Pronger thinks that anyone that crosses the picket line are "scabs." Well when you make $10 million a year and know that you could reitre right now and never have to work another day in your life its easy to lose touch with reality.

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