Careers threatened as NHL lockout continues

  • Article by: MICHAEL RUSSO , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 1, 2012 - 12:57 AM

The previous lockout suggests aging veterans and unestablished players could end up losing their jobs.

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markoakesOct. 30, 12 6:34 PM

I couldn't name 3 NHL players and wouldn't even know there is a strike if it wasn't in the papers. Like most people I could care less. For every career over there is another beginning so what's the point, pro sports is always changing. If they melted the stanley cup down to make silverware would anyone care?

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biskerOct. 30, 12 6:35 PM

Fehr doesn't care about the majority of the players. All he cares about is his ego and the superstars. It's a shame the NHLPA hired that narcissist as their representative. Say goodbye to this season. At least in Minnesota we have the Gophers, but in non-traditional hockey markets, good luck getting your fans to return.

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angusyoungOct. 30, 12 6:35 PM

The only right thing the fans can do and that applies to All Pro sports when this crap happens is cancel your season tickets and Quit filling these stadiums!!..No one care's about you anyways.. It's very simple folks.. The Owners are Pompus fools and the Players are full of greed..Bottem line! No one will listen though.Once this ends the blind public will flock back and continue to support this BS

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deepbreathOct. 30, 12 7:14 PM

Grown weary of listening and reading about how the players are doing this for the greater good. Ah, fellas, the owners locked you out. Not only are you being led by a guy with no skin in the game, he is playing a game of staredown chicken with a group who shut the game down on purpose. If Fehr is telling the union that the owners will break first, he belongs in jail. Hey players, you want 90 percent of 4 million dollars, or zero percent?

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ccjockeyOct. 30, 12 7:33 PM

I'm no fan of Bettman. To me, he has ruined the game. But this is one of those times when the players need to put their greed aside and quit complaining about how the owners are making so much money. Really? I'm pretty sure there aren't many fans signing 13 year, $100 million contracts.

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kcfrandOct. 30, 12 7:34 PM

The lockout could have been avoided but, as Ferraro said, "Both [Bettman] and Fehr right now are showing extreme stubbornness that is a disaster to this process." Amen Chickenparm. And as for you markoakes, go comment on another blog. There's actual human beings who quite enjoy hockey, either playing or watching the game as spectators. Melting the Stanley Cup down for silverware? Whoa, you're ignorance precedes you.

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etravelOct. 30, 12 7:50 PM

oink, oink, oink... there's more then enought $$$ to go around

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somguyOct. 30, 12 8:20 PM

For the players to follow Foolish Fehr like this is worse than blind sheep leading blind sheep. Fehr obviously knows nothing about finance and economics of this league and the players apparently aren't questioning anything. In a league where 2/3 of the owners are losing money, owners collectively are losing less money without a season than if the season were active. The owners can hold out until they prevail. And if this lockout continues, the possibility of significant contraction looms ever closer. Forget about the older players losing their jobs in that case...you are talking 200-300+ NHL player spots...lost forever. Is that really the vision that foolish Fehr has for his players? The sooner the players realize the economic realities and ignore or fire Fehr, that indeed would be the greater good.

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lynxstarOct. 30, 12 8:55 PM

Not a fan at all of this lousy/going bust newspaper but Russo keeps me coming back. Good work M.R. Too bad you can't find work at real newspaper.

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goalie16Oct. 30, 12 9:09 PM

Plenty of college and minor pro teams to watch.. Hell most of the time they minor or college guys play harder with more enthusiasm than the pro's..

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