Adam Proteau from THN talks about the Leafs, and the Lockout
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12-09-2012, 09:15 AM
Join Date: May 2007
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I see your point. But when players and their reps stand in front of the fans, like myself and say it looks like a deal, knowing full well it's not, I turn to my son and say "looks like there will be hockey soon" only to break his heart ten min later. All this in as a negotiation tactic. That crosses the line, and for the players who should understand more than anyone the love that fans an the children of this country have for hockey to sit back and let it happen is truly sad.
This game is not only about stats and points. It's about our kids, them having heroes, Saturday mornings at the rink and Saturday nights at home together. So to stand in front of our Nation and mislead us is truly shameful.
Your correct the the owners are just as guilty and disgusting in this situation .
As for the people who have list their jobs I couldn't agree more, the owners and players complain as Christmas approaches for the unemployed. If you check our history we have done much to make people aware of this issues. Yes the economy as a whole does not suffer in a lockout but individuals and their family's do.
This is the way big fish operate,and if the networks wanted to put a real life,real people foremost, the owners,and players would be secondary to the least effected in it all.
The effects financially on the players,and owners can only be described as minimal,but yet it is all about finance with little if any care about the burden of the ones that are most effected financially.
I am not feeling sorry for myself missing hockey,when i myself am the least effected also. Thats where my simple view of all this sits anyways. I don't buy anything either side of the negotiation wants you too.
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