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12-07-2012, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Old Navy Goat View Post
Knowing Fehr's history there's no way the owners could risk starting the season and then taking the chance of the players walking away in the middle ie the previous baseball strike.

The players unlike more people have plenty of opportunity to go ply their wares elsewhere in the world, hence the number you see playing overseas. Your average worker doesn't have the means to pack up and move in the hope of getting another job.
You're right. The average worker has the option to find a different job within their own city, or at least within their own state. An option not available to hockey players. If NHLers want to continue playing outside of the NHL, they are essentially forced to move overseas.

You act like it's some kind of luxury that they have to move overseas to continue their career. Not to mention the fact that most players may not even be able to find jobs overseas. Just look at the number of players that struggled to this year. We've heard the stories about Alexander Semin essentially playing for free, same for Rinne, etc.

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