Posted 17 September 2012 - 11:36 AM
This is a quote Bob McKenzie posted last night from an anonymous GM about what leverage he feels the players have...
"None. We took away all of their leverage by canceling the playoffs in 2005. And, we’ll do it again, if we have to."
I posted it just to show the mind set the players are working with. F*** the fans, the arena workers, the parking attendants, the equipment managers, etc. The owners are just coming off as complete scum here. It's really hard to listen to them tell us about a system that 'doesn't work' but netted them an extra couple of billion dollars since the last lockout.
I know these guys always think the sheep will come flocking back, but they better think long and hard about going down this road again, especially so soon after blowing up the 2004-05 season.
I agree, I think this one is all on the owners...clearly with the offers that were made and the contracts that were signed, they're not hurtin' as much as they'd have us all believe.
But both parties need to understand that a lot of the everyday "nobodies" who are strugging to make ends meet but try to actually cough up the money to buy tickets to some NHL games, and the workers who see their livelihoods directly affected by millionaires and billionaires squabbling, aren't going to care much about who's right and who's wrong. I think a lot of people are just getting flat-out sick of this nonsense, and don't care to know the ins and outs of every last detail involving the CBA...I think most fans are reaching the point of "Just the STFU, BOTH of you, and figure this damned thing out already!"
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