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Don’t fall for the balogna that the player’s care about these people.  The player’s and owners are in a different world than regular working people.

don’t ever be foolish enough to think either side cares about you.

Posted by 13 user names on 09/18/12 at 06:35 PM ET


Posted by 13 user names on 09/18/12 at 06:35 PM ET

What does that have to do with anything?

Posted by Garth on 09/18/12 at 08:42 PM ET


What’s with you Garth? You always have something snide to say.  The poor people that work in the office don’t make millions.  This hurts them a lot.

Stop worshipping the players for a minute and think about someone trying to feed a family in this lousy economy.

Come up out of the basement and take a look around.  You live in a fantasy world.

I’ve never seen these “union men” honor a picket line.

Posted by 13 user names on 09/19/12 at 02:31 AM ET


The owners are laying people off, not the players, just to be clear. The owners may be locking them out because they fear the threat of a strike if the season starts and no deal is made in time for the playoffs. A strike is a potential threat and the lockout is real. The owners want to pay the players less than they currently are and the players want to ensure they get paid what is currently in their contracts and not a penny less.  This isn’t about hero worship, but the facts. Are players paid to much? Probable. Are some players paid to little? Arguable. Are some owners making too much profit? Arguable. Are some owners losing to much to remain owners? Probable. The only fact of the matter is the owners called the lockout and now need to lay people of to prevent further losses.

I’ve never seen a hockey player cross a picket line either but, so this brotherhood of unions nonsense is all just politics. Why one union would support the demands of another union or take the same cuts as another in completely different industries always confused me. Otherwise there would just be one monolithic union of all workers.  I don’t see any other unions forming picket lines around arenas either or refusing to work, so let’s not be naive that everything must be pro or anti.

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 09/19/12 at 08:51 AM ET

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