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09-24-2012, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by pete goegan View Post
They're not taking union jobs from other union members, are they? Were they on strike, it might be a different matter; but they're not, they've been locked out of their workplace. Think of it as outside work to stay sharp and active! These guys have worked virtually all their lives to reach the top level of their sport. Not only must they play to keep sharp in order to maintain their status among the elite, but playing hockey is what they love to do. If I'm not mistaken, you play for the fun of it, why shouldn't they be able to do what they love to do for fun and profit? Not to mention that they have mortgages and bills to pay, just like the rest of us!
They are taking ice time and jobs away from European players who would normally be playing in those spots in the KHL and other European leagues, etc.

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