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01-12-2005, 12:49 PM
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Modano's turn to speak out...

Sorry if this has been posted elsewhere before...

I think it's quite revelant because it's coming from an NHL star Mike Modano, and it goes with what i've said from the beginning...

The players are fighting a war they cannot win, and the longer they wait, the longer it hurts them in the pocket, the owners can just sit back and collect $$$ from their other business ventures, while not accumulating crazy losses from the NHL venues, in the end, it dosen't matter who's right or who's wrong, cause the owners have the upper hand, it's like me going to my bank, and trying to determine what rate of return I get on my money...

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?id=110958

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I hadn't seen it before, thx.
Me thinks he speaketh the truth.

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And then tomorrow morning he finds his horse's head in bed beside him and releases a press statement confirming the union's resolve.

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Sorry if this has been posted elsewhere before...

I think it's quite revelant because it's coming from an NHL star Mike Modano, and it goes with what i've said from the beginning...

The players are fighting a war they cannot win, and the longer they wait, the longer it hurts them in the pocket, the owners can just sit back and collect $$$ from their other business ventures, while not accumulating crazy losses from the NHL venues, in the end, it dosen't matter who's right or who's wrong, cause the owners have the upper hand, it's like me going to my bank, and trying to determine what rate of return I get on my money...

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?id=110958
Bang on , if the owners don`t cave at the last minute , they will benefit. They won`t get their last offer but somewhere between theirs and the players last proposal . The bottom line is this , this league doesn`t generate the revenue or popularity to justify these expenses, regardless who you want to blame, you have to deal with what you have to work with now, not years ago. As this league grows
both sides get more to share. The loopholes have to be eliminated , or the agents will rake the owners again. If Modano loses this year and next he loses 16+ mil,
that he will never get back at 34 , and in the new CBA , same for any player in thier last few years of playing, we all know the rooks will pay the big price

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wow Bravo Modano

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Wow. Modano showing great leadership again. That's why he's captain. Oh wait....

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Exactly...the players have zero leverage. Zero. Sure they can be united, but that still doesn't give them anything except less in their bank accounts. Sooner or later the players will cave, it's reality. You might see something major like the league losing a few teams, but the players will eventually come back.

The problem is that once that happens the NHL will face its biggest test...having to face the fans with a straight face without lowering ticket prices. I know that ticket prices will not drop, it's a fact. I know the prices will not be lowered so I'll have a hard time cheering as loud...but I'll get over that

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I personnaly think that everything's gonna be "signed" within two weeks.

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Exactly...the players have zero leverage. Zero. Sure they can be united, but that still doesn't give them anything except less in their bank accounts. Sooner or later the players will cave, it's reality. You might see something major like the league losing a few teams, but the players will eventually come back.

The problem is that once that happens the NHL will face its biggest test...having to face the fans with a straight face without lowering ticket prices. I know that ticket prices will not drop, it's a fact. I know the prices will not be lowered so I'll have a hard time cheering as loud...but I'll get over that

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Yup, what i've said since this whole thing started, players have no leverage, zero, ziltch, nada, niente...

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I personnaly think that everything's gonna be "signed" within two weeks.
i'm with you on that, 3 weeks at the most

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im betting hes going to denie what he said tomorow morning.

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im betting hes going to denie what he said tomorow morning.
Go on TSN website.
He already get the "misquoted" treatement.
What a bunch of no ball moron...

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im betting hes going to denie what he said tomorow morning.
Nope.

He's already denied it, it's up on TSN.

"I think it was a little misconstrued and misquoted," he told TSN on Wednesday.

Why can't these guys have the balls to back up what they say instead of this backpedalling crap?

It's tough to understand why the players are doing this, as a lot of them are going to lose money on this thing in the long run, regardless of the outcome.

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It's funny how so many players can be "misinterpreted." You'd think guys who are so well-versed in the financial affairs of the league so as to make a proposal to the NHL would be able to give their opinions in response to simple questions without having to tell us how we "understood it wrong" a day later.

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Nope.

He's already denied it, it's up on TSN.

"I think it was a little misconstrued and misquoted," he told TSN on Wednesday.

Why can't these guys have the balls to back up what they say instead of this backpedalling crap?

It's tough to understand why the players are doing this, as a lot of them are going to lose money on this thing in the long run, regardless of the outcome.
Isn't it possible that he was truly misquoted?

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Isn't it possible that he was truly misquoted?
he along with every player that spoken out, except for Dagenais? yeah right

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i'm with you on that, 3 weeks at the most
I hope you're right...something tells me it'll be next year though.

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Isn't it possible that he was truly misquoted?
Oh it's always possible. And if he was, it's a shame because one should not have to endure criticism for something they didn't even say. But so many players have been "misquoted" that it rouses suspicion.

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Go on TSN website.
He already get the "misquoted" treatement.
What a bunch of no ball moron...
Nice. Looks like "Don" Goodenow got to him faster than I thought he would. Maybe he had his lieutenant, Bryan McCabe, deliver him a fish wrapped in newspaper.

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I hope you're right...something tells me it'll be next year though.

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Probably that, even if they sign in two weeks, there won't be any hockey this year. I think it's too late to start a season in, let's say, a month. A 25 games season? I doubt it.

But, anyway... they'll probably sign only at the end of august...

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aaaaaaarg..

I'm getting tired of all these "taken out of context" comments...

why can't they assume their talks!!!

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he along with every player that spoken out, except for Dagenais? yeah right

well hes right , Modano was misquoted it seem :

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?id=110958

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Isn't it possible that he was truly misquoted?
Read Bob McKenzie's analysis.

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Some people immediately interpreted Modano's comments as a sign Bob Goodenow won't be able to hold his constituents in line through the potential loss of a second season. And that's fine, because there was a certain open-endedness to his comments. And perhaps that's exactly what he meant. Or maybe not.

So if Modano came out today and said, "Hey, folks, you misunderstood or misconstrued what I said, at no time was I suggesting the NHLPA would crack, I was only saying it's going to be tough," that would be fine.

But to say he was misquoted, that those words in print are not his own, well, sorry I'm not buying it.
McKenzie is so bang on here. I wish these clowns would just admit that they said what they did (unless of course the reporter really was unethical or a complete moron and completely made up controversial statements) and then offer a clarification to clear up misunderstandings by the readers or viewers who were not privy to the entire interview. I would respect and understand that. But to get defensive and always invoke the "I never said that" crap is an insult.

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