Vladimir Tarasenko (NHL) Discussion Thread (IV)
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11-13-2012, 03:34 PM
Join Date: Apr 2007
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It's easy to be romantic about the game when it isn't your primary source of income.
I played Juniors in Canada, and team owners were making money off me. I still think that, as players, we owe something to the game. No one is asking players to risk terrible injuries and crippled old age after careers, just to make a pittance.
I'm not asking the players to take a beating financially while the owners make better profits.
I'm asking the Top 40% (higher-contract) players to come down on the unrealistic money they are earning now, WHILE the 10-12 richest owners share the wealth more (e.g. take in lower profits) so the league can function. That's not too much to ask. There will be a much smaller pie to cut up, if the greedy richest franchise owners, and the greedy players don't decide it's better to be less greedy.
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