Lockout Thread: I told myself I wouldn't do this| Part IV
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11-19-2012, 05:36 PM
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Should be fun with Burke involved.
I think it's a smart move. Burke is a well respected guy on both sides (I really believe that). He's also the GM of the wealthiest NHL team who has a lot to say about the contract issues that are ruining the game and why they need to be fixed. Just look at how much heat he's taken by standing behind his principles.
The NHL must convince the players that the contract changes are not for their convenience. But rather for the good of the game. Only then will progress be made.
10+ year contracts are going to ruin hockey forever if they are allowed to continue. As long as players can take advantage of a loophole, there'll be some desperate GM out there to abide by it.
If anyone can properly articulate the need for change, it's Burke.
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