Thread: News Article: The price of success is hard work
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12-24-2012, 08:41 AM
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Couple things. To many young fans out there, these guys are heroes.
Young people are idiots, that's why the best marketing ploys are geared towards them.

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please don't belittle what these athletes do to "so they hit the gym 6 times a week". That lifestyle takes so much more than just waking up and going to the gym.
You are right. It's so damn hard, it's like the the coal mines.

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Showing up to a gym does not equal loads of money.
That's for damn sure.

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They train hard so that they can improve their game and stay healthy to try and win a Stanley Cup.
They train to be a better product.

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That reward is worth far more to many of these guys than a paycheck.
Absolutely not. SC is a welcomed bonus, but none of them will trade their dough for the SC.

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ave you ever trained at an elite level for an extended period of time (months, years?).
Yes, I have.

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They earn that money. Far from "whoopteedoo."
Jesus, you sound like a 12 year old girl waiting for Justin Bieber to come through town. Seriously, judging by your comment, ALL athletes should be compensated in the bi-millions, well how about all the other sports, where they train "so hard" and don't get the celebrity status or the purse, even though they bust their chops year round.

These NHLers, they are very talented, top of the world, no question, but writing how heroic they are and all the hard work they put in is like writing how awesome Oxygen is, and you have to make sure you breathe. It is THE ONLY thing they do.l They have the best trainers, facilities, nutrition pros available to them because they are SUPPOSED to be training this hard. Those that go above and beyond, get to enjoy more money and success. Athletes do it all for the money.

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