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11-22-2012, 09:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Maverik View Post


That's exactly it. Hammer just wanted his paycheck and retire quietly. He doesn't care about the next generation of players. Is it right? Each are entitled to their opinion I guess. The world would not be in it's current state if everyone thought about the next generation...
Hammer, who has been around longer than almost all of these guys (he's currently the active leader in NHL games played I believe), is actually echoing the sentiments of retired players like Recchi and Modano, who warned these guys that they weren't going to win this.

Hamrlik is of course serving himself, but we are talking about a guy who has been in the NHL for 20 years and has experienced every role from 1st over draft pick to stay at home roleplayer, he likely knows more about how the league functions than two rednecks in Gorges and Cole who blow off his opinion and think they are going to slow down Bettman by whining to the media and on twitter.

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