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08-22-2012, 03:26 PM
The Exiled One
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Originally Posted by moko00 View Post
So from your 2 quotes I take that your contradicting yourself. Which is it?
I'll amend my first statement to read "compensated professionals".

Originally Posted by moko00 View Post
As for the Union... Do the players really want this? They will now have to be taxed on their income and Revenue Canada maybe looking at some sort of back payment for the "under the table" stipends these kids are getting as well.

Will an AP player that gets called up have to pay union dues?
I'm not sure if they want it, but if I was a player, I'd vote for it. If I was a parent, I'd advise my kid to vote for it. If I was an agent, I'd advise my client to vote for it. If I was an owner, I'd advise my players to NOT vote for it. In fact, if I was an owner, I'd probably threaten my players to not vote for it in every way legally allowed.

BTW, though I'm obviously an NCAA fan based on my logo, I don't think a union helps NCAA hockey at all. If the compensation packages increased, more kids would probably choose that route, not less. I'm just for honesty and fair compensation... that's it.

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