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11-12-2012, 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Kriss E View Post
I don't think you really read my first post on the subject. I said guys like Ovi and Kovalchuk who threaten to stay in the KHL if there's a salary rollback show that they don't really care about the fans, or the league.
I don't think Ovie or Kovalchuk care more about fans in the NHL than fans in the KHL. They probably care (a little bit) about whoever happens to be cheering for them in a given point of time, it's like being traded and being accepted/rejected by a new fanbase.

Originally Posted by Kriss E View Post
Even a guy like Cole that threatens to retire, how exactly is that loyalty towards the fans they apparently love?
It's the third work stoppage in his brief career.

The man values his dignity, that doesn't mean he doesn't value the fans.

Originally Posted by Kriss E View Post
Oh right, because the well being of their family is at risk if Kovalchuk gets his poor salary rolled back to 7M instead of 11M??
There's a huge difference between having 10 million in the bank when retiring at 40 and having 40 million.

If they appear the same then you're not thinking of money in terms of how it works. They're not the same. They're totally different.

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