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from Sean Gentille of The Sporting News,

The Buffalo Sabres, Dallas Stars, Edmonton Oilers, Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, Phoenix Coyotes, San Jose Sharks, St. Louis Blues and Vancouver Canucks released statements in the hours after the owners locked out the players at midnight on Saturday.
 
The letters, generally speaking, thanked fans for their patience, showed hope in a quick resolution, gave contact information and promised more in the days ahead.
 
The Wild, ironically enough, also explicitly supported the league's attempt to significantly cut players' salaries. Minnesota signed Zach Parise and Ryan Suter to matching 13-year, $98 million contracts in the offseason—the exact sort of deals the NHL is trying to eliminate.
 
"(We) support the League’s position and trust our NHL negotiating team is looking out for the long-term interests of the game," the statement read.

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Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

The Wild, ironically enough, also explicitly supported the league’s attempt to significantly cut players’ salaries. Minnesota signed Zach Parise and Ryan Suter to matching 13-year, $98 million contracts in the offseason—the exact sort of deals the NHL is trying to eliminate

Greedy Hypocrites. All of them.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!! In’13?

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 09/16/12 at 04:53 PM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

Amen Kate,  especially Minn.  How dishonest can you freakin’ be?

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 09/16/12 at 05:10 PM ET

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Where is Ed snider, Jeremy Jacobs and MIke Ittch’s statement?

Posted by FlyersFan on 09/16/12 at 07:54 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

The Wild, ironically enough, also explicitly supported the league’s attempt to significantly cut players’ salaries. Minnesota signed Zach Parise and Ryan Suter to matching 13-year, $98 million contracts in the offseason—the exact sort of deals the NHL is trying to eliminate.

If the owners get their wish for lower player salaries, I hope it comes at the cost of Fehr negotiating a re-do of the free agency period.  The details of a contract must be bargained for, when you go back on your original offer the contract has been breached.  The players should have the right to renegotiate their contracts or go elsewhere if the owner’s wishes are met.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 09/17/12 at 09:58 AM ET

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