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11-22-2003, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by copperandblue
Possibly. It's also possible the players are simply paying lip service because that is what is expected of them as a card carrying NHLPA member, isn't it?
I suspect it goes along the line of the GM makes the trades, the players play. Nothing to do with the NHLPA - the players know they can't do a blessed thing either way, so they might as well remain as supportive as possible, in case Comrie *does* come back. Besides, it would also to help Lowe maximise his return in a trade: if a few other Oilers slagged MC publicly, other GMs would have justification to say "he's a dressing room cancer, no Stefan for you, here's a bag of pucks instead".

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