Thread: GDT: The lockout thread
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09-19-2012, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Butch 19 View Post
And "doctors, lawyers, and your aforementioned mechanics, teachers" - they perform their skills for a lifetime, while hockey players get a finite # of seasons / games, and that's it. Would you be willing to pass on a season making $2.45m to try to make a point? Just to "beat" the owners at their own game?? Who really cares - you already got your money. The owners are just trying to ensure they also turn a profit.
And that is their right. They own the businesses. Just like the stockholders of the company I work for want to squeeze out every penny they can from the company sparing no expense of employee welfare or what uprooting an office from one part of the country/world to another would do to those employees. If the players are getting the shaft from the owners (and again, the owners have plenty of blame too - I'm just sick of the "boohoo" from the players side, i can't relate), then what is the rest of American getting? What they deserve?

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