Any time someone uses the term "learning curve" in describing your level of knowledge, they're not giving you a compliment...
This guy Donald Fehr knows exactly what he wants though, he's well past that learning curve:
- money: "A salary of $3 million per year to run through completion of collective bargaining after the current CBA expires following the 2011-12 season." - money: "A salary of $1.5 million for the remainder of this year." - money for his little brother: "Approval to hire his brother, Steve, who is currently special counsel to the MLBPA (after 23 years as outside counsel), to an executive position." - end even more money in the future: "Permission to co-author a book about baseball with Steve.", "Permission to open a consulting firm, though with the express stipulation that his first priority at all times will be the NHLPA."
i have to admit among his demands were a few hockey/players related.
Never underestimate the greed from some of the billionairesunion leaders it is very sad. Another lockout would be a killer but I am prepared for every outcome. Will watch AHL, SEL, SWISS league and KHL if it really comes to another one.
I don't like quote re-invention. He said what he said and you shown what you heard (or rather, want to hear).
Mule has right to be negative, he never excluded himself from being part of team lost in first round. This team need a shakeup, real good one. And a shake up is not always a rid of a player or two, or bunch. When a team member goes and speak it up, it might be a shake up too.
That said, Mule is a one who needs to change his game and attitude to the game to be able to have more fun. If he understands and acts accordingly, i'm all in for him to be on this team... it's been good, when Mule is good...
"You shouldn`t wonder what Mario Lemieux was thinking. I saw No. 66 shaking his head outside the locker room like a disgusted parent, and he had every right. He speaks out for the NHL to clean up its act, and his team pulls this garbage?"
May he should consider to buy a pack of diapers for his team captain? And do it before philly's fans do it.
the biggest problem with the nhl, is the league is ran by fuching lawyers, not businessmen.
laywers rather find 'legal' way to squeeze money out of customers, where real businessmen find ways to improve product.
But they should (and probably do) care about getting their fare share of the millions of dollars people pay to see them play. No one walks around with Holland, Burke, or Bettman on the back of their jersey.
- league is getting money from tv, ads, teams, etc, - teams are getting there fair share of paid money through contracts with league, selling merchandise, etc. - players are getting their fair share of paid money through contract they signed with team;
where on this picture is a void that PA should fill in? there isn't one.
are these multimillionaire professional player need a protection? from whom? from gms?! that's funny, as i said. do anybody think that datsyuk/lidstrom/etc/etc need PA 'protection' to get his fair share? I don't think so.
I'd blame PA solely if there is another lockout. not battman, not gms, but PA.
The owners love it because they can raise ticket prices. Any game outside our Division, or League, whatever they want to call the 4 Divisions/Leagues, can be considered an elite game, and up go the prices.
I thought PA stands for PLAYER Association. Why on earth PLAYER Association would care about ticket prices?!