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12-16-2004, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Evil Chris
I'm getting more than a little tired of reports from the players saying that Gary Bettman is trying to sabotage hockey and the NHL. I've always sided with the league and I do even moreso now.

When I read accounts from players who say they're not sure how they will support their family after they are finished playing hockey, I have to laugh. "I'm only making 1.5 million a year for the next 15 years or so, what will I do when that is over?" Ridiculous. It's called doing what the rest of the world (in fact, your fans) do. Save. Budget. Prepare. These spoiled brats are lucky to be playing hockey for a living and getting paid for it at all nevermind the outrageous salaries that most of them receive.

Roll back the clock to the 1970s and before when hockey players still made a good salary but considered themselves working men, and not the celebrities that they think they are today.

But nonetheless, uninformed, ignorant people will still boo Bettman years from now when he's presenting the hardware to the winning team of the Stanley Cup Final. He's doing what another league president might not do. Sticking to his guns, and saving this game (and every team in the league big or small) that we love.

So back Bettman and his cause to save hockey from the almight dollar.
I know that Hockeys finances have to be fixed and I am behind that, But I hate Bettman and I hope that they show him the door as they fix the finacial stuff and get a commishioner that cares about the game.

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