- Soooo ….. Don Fehr wants to play games, huh ? What a worm. And what an insult to the common folk that drive and fund the game of hockey. Travel schedule of an NHL player is too hard on them ? Flying everywhere executive class and staying in 5 star hotels is too hard on the players ? …. Hmmmm ….. any notion that the union cares about the playoff structure is laughable. The union management care only about how many zeroes are tacked on behind the first digits of their paycheque. If you don’t think so, then have a few discussions with them … look, we all know what Fehr is doing. Anything he can use to disrupt the NHL, he is going to use. Regardless of how unethical, immoral, unreasonable or wrong it is. He will do it. That is what labour lawyers do. They screw people around. They are greedy, and manipulative. Yup, just like many owners / businessmen. No sense being naïve here. The big issue with the union / labour lawyer is that they misrepresent themselves, claiming to be “ fighting for the worker “ … whatever. They don’t care about anything except their own wealth. Which is funny, since that is what they criticize the business owner for.
The team owners here are not pretending to be something they are not – they all want to make millions. Fair enough. And they happen to make all the players rich in the process. Fine. But what the nhlpa are doing, that isn’t fine. The tail wants to wag the dog. They want to keep making more money, more millions for the likes of Scott Gomez, Jeff Finger, Jason Blake, and other slackers …. At the cost of the fan. Now the nhlpa want to tell the NHL how to run their business. They want to run the league, too, huh ? Tell the league owners how to organize the conferences or divisions? How to schedule the games? Here is a word to the NHL owners – crush this union. Crush it hard. Destroy it. As a fan, it disgusts me what the nhlpa does, and what it stands for. Selfishness. Greed. Entitlement. Zero accountability. NHL players make so much money now, and have such an easy life of privilege and wealth, that they can’t even be bothered to put on the Canada Cup, or World Cup, call it what you want, the tournament formerly held to raise money for the players pension fund, and followed fanatically by the fanatical fans, like me. Open Ice Hitter has been calling for this tournament for years, but the players and their agents are too busy counting their money …… things are way out of whack in sports unions. Lets get things straightened out. Put the players union in its place.
Time for performance based pay, and destruction of the nhlpa. When the lawyers and agents who run the nhlpa have brainwashed veteran players so badly into going along with the idea that first class travel and 5 star hotels create too hard of a life, then it is time for a reality check.