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I'm a fairly new hockey fan. So as a fairly new fan, it was a surprise to me (and my husband!) how upset I've become about the current hockey lockout and the failure to negotiate a new contract. I didn't realize how much I look forward to hockey each year and how much I miss it and that's what's driving me to write this.
There have been many stories online about how divisive an issue this is. Some fans are only angry at the league, some fans are only angry at the players union and some fans are just angry period!
So what could hockey fans around the world do to motivate the NHL and the Player's Asso. to resolve their dispute? Why not ask hockey fans all over the world, regardless of their personal position on the issues, to write letters to the NHL or the Players' Association or both, to express their thoughts and frustration about the lockout and the failed contract negotiations?
If you like this idea, here are their addresses:
The NHL and NHLPA are not getting anywhere, so you both have to stop and read this. l will be a mediator for now or maybe the new Union replacement soon.
Who said the NHL can’t replace players' and still be successful. They did it after the 2004/2005 lockout when they replaced 241 players' that did not return. They either left through retirement or just stayed away after the last lockout. All I need is 51% of the players to join me, that is what is needed to be able to play this season. First we have to get some work done to show that we mean business. I know that there are players' that just want to play but don't want to be seen as a union buster because they would be looked down at. Well guys I am a union guy that see's the NHLPA not going anywhere and I'm here to help.
First I will start off by giving the NHLPA the truth that they don't want the players' to really know. Donald is still talking about the 24% the players' lost in the 2004/2005 lockout and the truth is he does not mention what they have gained since the lockout. I was reading the paper the other day and it is talking about how Joffrey Lupul has seen his salary rise 373% that is an average of 53% a season since the 2006 season. Donald does sell himself to the players' on what he has done for baseball and yes that is the number one or two sport in the United States. In some states hockey falls to maybe 7th or 8th behind Football, Baseball, Basketball, Golf, NASCAR, Soccer, Bowling and even Darts. I have got to hand it to you Mr. Fehr, I don't know how you have the players' convinced in believing in you at the expense of the season being lost and the 241 players that may not be playing next season. My message is to all players'. My union does care about every player on every team and we will get a contract done together as one.
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