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It was Worth the Wait

St. Louis Blues president Mark Sauer said Friday the NHL's new deal shows that owners did the right thing by canceling last season. "It was worth the wait, absolutely, no question about that," Sauer said. "It was difficult and we apologize to the fans for the loss of the season, but it had to be done." Sauer said the deal that brought hockey back, although it appears to be extremely owner-friendly, benefits both sides. Players become free agents earlier in their careers, along with a higher minimum salary and 54 percent of revenue under terms of the salary cap. "It was a very difficult process, but from a franchise standpoint it was very, very important," Sauer said
Anyone else have a problem with this. "Had to be done", well, I for one take this as a slap in the face. Does Mr. Sauer think the fans who have given up on hockey believe the owners did the right thing? Now I know both sides were at fault for the season being cancelled, but statements like this from a team President do not sit well with me. Maybe it has been a long week, but even Jeremy Jacobs, the Bruins owner said “I plead guilty. We did take way too long,” Read the rest of the article about Mark Sauer and the St. Louis Blues.

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