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11-08-2003, 08:46 AM
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Bettman: Players believe they're overpaid

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That is quite possibly the scariest picture of Bettman I've ever seen.

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Yeah, the players making $1m/year think the players making $9m/year are overpaid.... It doesn't mean anything, they're just jealous they don't make that much.


As for Hull and Roenick.... They're very outspoken, and they're the only star players willing to admit they make too much. But they're smart too. If a GM offers them too much, they're not going to turn it down.



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That is quite possibly the scariest picture of Bettman I've ever seen.
That's the same standard picture of Bettman that's used almost every time.....

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Bob Goodenow's power has never come from superstars like Roenick and Hull. They shoot their mouths off because they know teams will throw the big bucks sat them the rest of their careers. Solidarity in the union comes from second-, third-, and fourth-line guys who make gobs of money due to arbitration and qualifying offers.

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Most players know they are overpaid, but wont admit it. By the way, does anybody else think Bettman looks a little like Gretzky in that picture?

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And I thought hockey players were stupid...

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What's Bettman smoking? Has anyone, in any profession, actually think they're overpaid? The owners will have a hard time closing Pandora's Box; they throw tons of dough at players and then all of sudden have a moment of clarity, it's too late, the damage has been done.

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Most players know they are overpaid, but wont admit it. By the way, does anybody else think Bettman looks a little like Gretzky in that picture?
"...Mickey mouse organizations" + "American media wants to see Canada fail" + Bettman = Wayne Gretzky

Damn, call Scully and Mulder...

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I think the players know that they are making too much money as a collective. I fully expect the vast majority of them to think they earn just the right amount or not enough themselves.

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What's Bettman smoking? Has anyone, in any profession, actually think they're overpaid? The owners will have a hard time closing Pandora's Box; they throw tons of dough at players and then all of sudden have a moment of clarity, it's too late, the damage has been done.
Dude...Hull and Roenick have said that they are overpaid. They're just not stupid and didn't reject the money that their teams threw at them.

And no, it's not too late. If the new CBA next year is a good one, the damage will be repaired.

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Dude...Hull and Roenick have said that they are overpaid. They're just not stupid and didn't reject the money that their teams threw at them.

And no, it's not too late. If the new CBA next year is a good one, the damage will be repaired.
Dude...you picked the most vocal minority of the players, the players and owners will have to come to some sort of agreement to save the game as it stands now, the NHL doesn't have the other stream of revenues that MLB has to survive a long strike, but I wouldn't expect a 2nd player to come out and say he's overpaid like Hull can because can get away with it, the 2nd year guy would be happy just to be playing and have a roster spot in the NHL.

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Give that the players offered to take a 5% pay cut across the board in their first offer it would seem logical that the common consensus is in agreement that the majority are overpaid given the NHL's current financial situation.

The question becomes how overpaid do the Players consider themselves relative to what the owners believe?

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