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“Players want their fair share, and that’s what it’s all about and I think it’s very unfair if fans — until they understand and see everything what’s out there — that they suggest that the players are being greedy.”

“If we go back to the last collective bargaining agreement, the talk after that was, ‘Gee, the players really got beat on this one.’ So all of the sudden the owners have come back — I know they’re negotiating, they’re posturing and so on, but what they put out there, there’s no way the players can accept something like that.”

-Bobby Orr, via CBC.


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Sorry Bobby.  If players think 57% is a fair share why don’t they look into paying 57% of the expenses?  Put in $340 for those skates. Pay 57% of your plane tickets and hotel bill.  If the team loses a million then you put in $570K.  Negotiate for a percentage of the profits and I may listen to you.

Posted by wprager from kanata on 08/10/12 at 10:50 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

Negotiate for a percentage of the profits and I may listen to you.

Yeah, because that worked so well for David Prowse.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 08/10/12 at 11:12 PM ET

Primis's avatar

I was decently in the Players camp a few weeks ago.  Then a month passed since the Owners proposal, and the Players have not yet responded, which tells me everything I need to know:  the Players are just playing Chicken.

The Players and Fehr can go %*$(*%) themselves.  Any sympathy I may have had to their side was lost when a month passed without any negotiating or counter-proposal form the players side.

Posted by Primis on 08/11/12 at 01:26 AM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

Heh….I’m so glad we have an expert at all things hockey here at KK. Primis, I thought you were giving the NHL up for Lent?

Posted by mrfluffy from the phone, calling Detroit, telling them it's on 08/11/12 at 03:17 AM ET

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