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by Paul on 10/18/05 at 11:50 AM ET
Jeremy Roenick hasn't been heard from in a week, but he spoke out against the new CBA on Monday. "The owners can sit there and do giveaways and lower ticket prices to get the fans back to the game knowing that what they are really doing is taking it out of our pockets," Roenick said. "It's important to get people back into the arenas to watch hockey, but it is a lot easier to do when [the owners] know they still get money back because they are taking it out of our paycheck. In essence, the players are paying for all the giveaways and free stuff that the owners are doing. Which is all well and good, but you don't hear about it." "When we watch hockey games and see 8,000 fans in [Washington] D.C., you cringe as a player," Roenick said. "Those cities that aren't pulling their weight in terms of drawing fans and revenue are hurting everybody as a whole, not just that city."
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