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“You hope it doesn’t go too long, but it’s tough to grasp when you’ve got a guy in Gary Bettman bragging every year that we’re making ‘record revenue, record revenue, record this,’ and all of a sudden they want to take a quarter of what you’ve made away. That doesn’t make sense to anybody. It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in.”

-Zach Parise of the Minnesota Wild when asked how long the lockout will last.  More from Michael Russo of Russo's Rants.

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IwoCPO's avatar

Awww cute.  Little Laura Ingalls is a victim now.  Yeah, not sure Parise as a spokesman for the stricken players is such a good idea.

Posted by IwoCPO from Sunny San Diego, bitches on 10/02/12 at 06:22 PM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

MC he’s def one of the poster boys for what this lock-out is about.  You know Leipold nego’d signed off on that 98m contract EXPECTING to get almost 25m of that back.  Which goes to the heart of the whole issue.  FA is a tool players get to maximize their value if they choose.. it was Kenny’s fault for hesitating instead of moving on after the ridiculous demands were made.

But I do agree it’s hard to empathize with he and Suter in particular.  I don’t think his point is any less valid though, his cap hit is still below Bettman’s.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 10/02/12 at 06:51 PM ET

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and all of a sudden they want to take a quarter of what you’re owed away

Fixed.

He is wrong on that little tidbit and shouldn’t really be exaggerating and already ludacris circumstance.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 10/02/12 at 06:59 PM ET

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Every time a player talks about this lately they end up sounding like a douchebag.

Going from 57% to 50% is actually barely a 12% decline, and that assumes the revenues in subsequent years don’t make that 50% of the future pie eventually equal 57% of the 2011 pie.

Posted by HockeyinHD on 10/02/12 at 07:57 PM ET

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Going from 57% to 50% is actually barely a 12% decline, and that assumes the revenues in subsequent years don’t make that 50% of the future pie eventually equal 57% of the 2011 pie.

Yeah, except that the NHL asked them to go down to 43% and on $3.3B their share would go from about $1.88B to $1.42B, which is almost exactly 25%.

People may look at them as douches (and pretending that by quoting facts, they’re somehow crying about it) but the fact is that they are being asked to take a pay cut on top of the pay cut they took when the owners crushed them last time.

Posted by Garth on 10/02/12 at 08:50 PM ET

starsfan26's avatar

The players will lose money if they take the deal, and they will lose even MORE money if they just stop negotiating and sacrifice a season.

As Modano told ESPN:
“It’s money you feel you never get back. At some point, we were sold a bill of goods,” he said. “Everybody was buying it. Everybody thought, ‘Let’s not let each other down. Let’s do it for the future of the game. Blah, blah, blah.’ You’re only in the game so long.”

The players would be wise to seek advice from guys who actually went through the lockout instead of Fehr, who thinks he’s still dealing with the MLB owners.

Posted by starsfan26 on 10/03/12 at 09:45 AM ET

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Matheiu Schneider went through what, 3?  Isn’t he one of the prominent figures behind Brothers Fehr? 

NO ONE should be taking advice from Mikey “Nell” Modano and it’s irresponsible for you to suggest that, young kids could be reading this.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 10/03/12 at 12:34 PM ET

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