NHL players are hypocrits
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11-21-2004, 01:09 PM
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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.
oh please, didnt the player that is now out of work have to win the job to put someone else out ?
thats the nature of sport, if you are the 23rd best player on the team, you are always on the bubble. if you are a fan of a Euro team, do you care if Sven Svengi or Lonny Bohonos are cut when you have Rick Nash and Joe Thornton to watch in their place ?
the player who was bumped has accepted this hazard as part of the career he has chosen.
its hardly the same as interfering with a legit labour negotiation, regardless of the bank accounts of those involved in the labour negotiation.
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