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"Us older guys who have been around a while, we recognize what the game has given us, which is a heck of a living and heck of a life. There comes a time when you’re afraid for the game. The thing that is unique about hockey players is that they’re like the kid next door. They play the game for the right reason. They put everything on the line for two months to compete for the Cup when their salaries are finished. They compete for the right reasons. You never want to destroy that. It’s unique to our sport. Every spring is about that charm. We don’t ever want to see that get lost. That’s the fear about reading about a lockout every day, that becomes more dominant than the reasons why the boys really play hockey. Now we have to earn it all back."

-Ken Hitchcock, head coach of the St. Louis Blues.  More from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN in an article titled, Lockout damage will take a long time to fix.

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Savage Henry's avatar

From the article: “We offer our apology. There is nothing we can say to explain or excuse what has happened over the past four months.”

Horseshit.  The BOG vote to lock out the players was unanimous.  The time to be outraged or baffled was when the vote was occurring, not after you’ve received millions in concessions in the new CBA.  Quite talking out of both sides of your mouths, and cash your checks with the same quiet contempt you’ve exhibited towards the fans for the past four months.

Posted by Savage Henry on 01/07/13 at 09:03 PM ET

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