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11-16-2012, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Cawz View Post
How about the scabs that are playing in Europe right now? I'm sure that players that are out of a job right now because of them agree with you.
Let's get our slurs straight.

Scabs are workers who cross a striking union's picket line. Are the Euros on strike? No. Ergo, NHLers playing in Europe are not scabs.

Carpetbaggers are opportunistic foreigners who arrive to meddle in local business for their own gain, often displacing locals. The pejorative dates back the the US post Civil War era and described Northerners who went South to profit. Their suitcases were often made of sewn carpet (thus the term).

Are NHLers displacing Euro players in the Euro leagues? Absolutely. Ergo, NHLers playing in Europe are carpetbaggers.

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