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01-06-2013, 10:06 AM
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Ayatollah Chowmeini
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I feel like people have forgotten how ridiculous the original NHL offer was. Owners started these negotiations in bad faith, including during this off-season when giving contracts like Suter's and Parise's which they had no intention of 'making whole'. Both sides are responsible, but in my eyes, I care about Gorges, Subban, Eller, Gionta, Price, and any other player- I could care less about Gillette or Molson or Wang or Leipold. The only thing I ever see owners do is jack ticket and concession prices, hold municipalities hostage to get them to build new stadiums while threatening to move the team, or solicit money from fans to enshrine themselves in a brick in a plaza- only to build a high-rise for yuppies over said bricks a decade later. Everyone who has been kvetching about Gorges doing his job as an NHLPA rep and how he is a whiner or anything else along those lines can get at me when an owner takes a Mike Green slapshot to the back of the head and plays the next night.

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