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11-15-2012, 09:16 AM
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Freudian
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Originally Posted by Pilky01 View Post
It is no secret that older retired players resent the money current players make (even when those older retired players made plenty of money themselves and played right through the late 90's explosion in player salaries).
That's a lazy and unfounded argument.

First of all, Recchi made tonnes of money and just retired. Grouping him in with the players from decades ago who didn't make any money doesn't work. He has no reason to be jealous of todays players. Secondly, he has gone through this exact thing. He speaks from experience.

There are some cultish vibes coming from players/agents. Anyone questioning the NHLPA strategy is trying to undermine them and is an enemy and has to be silenced. Recchi is a respected veteran and has genuine concern for the well being of the players as a collective. If he is the enemy, you're not going to find many friends.

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