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05-19-2010, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Ilyeu View Post
Well, when you're played the big salaries, you have a 'moral' obligation when the phone rings to your country and the culture that is hockey. If you can't make it fine, but for those who can make it and are perfectly healthy: If you can't devote 3 weeks to a tournament with that jersey everyone loves, then stay home when the Olympics begin, you don't deserve to go. Enjoy your cash and your lake house.
Oh I forgot it was the IIHF and IIHF hockey fans that were paying Crosby and not the Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL and NHL fans. Silly me.

I also do not know what it is like to be a human being and to be broken down and need time to recover from 8-9 months of grueling physical activity. I am pretty sure, like robots, these "athletes" can play 365 days a year without physical and mental breakdown just to appease the 12 IIHF viewers that might be watching this irrelevant hockey tournament

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