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11-16-2012, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Beechsack View Post
I'm admittedly biased against Recchi. I couldn't stand him for pretty much his entire career. My comment was mostly snark, but really I think he should keep his mouth shut on this. He's retired, he already got his money. He has no skin in the game for this new agreement, and should be bossing players around on what HE thinks they should do.
Yeah, but...
1) media have to sell papers / page views / etc., they'll talk to anyone who'll talk.
2) he can speak freely without being labeled as part of a faction within the existing NHLPA.
3) He's my age. Therefore, his perspective on these issues rings far truer to me, than say, Sidney Crosby's.
4) and I hated him as a player, too, just like Beechsack. His stint with the Flyers, his Cup with the 'Canes, then, a couple years later the playoff ouster of the Sabres while a Bruin. I'll be damn happy, though, if Stafford (lost cause) or Foligno (Episode 4 A New Hope) could play Recchi's style of game.

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