Re: Ian White calls Bettman an Idiot
posted at 11/18/2012 12:27 PM EST
In response to SoxFanInIL's comment:
In response to days-of-Orr's comment:
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In response to Bisson1's comment:
Haha, Bettman is far from an idiot.
These players want the world and he's not giving in. Good for him.
Please provide an example of player demands. These guys aren't on strike. They're locked out. Their demand of wanting contracts to be honoured doesn't seem like alot to ask for.
Dez, couldn't have said it better myself....
wonder how "motivated" the players are going to be when they return and after probably having conceded in many areas just to reach a deal....
If wondering about their motivation is a coded way of wondering if players won't put out on the ice when they return, then they need to be replaced like any other million-dollar professional athlete who lays down.
i guess, if you're talking about replacing a fourth-line plugger or third-pairing d-man.... but those aren't the guys i'm worried about because they're always playing for their next contract....
the star players, not so easy to replace on the other hand....
that said, i don't think "motivation" will be a problem when they come back because i think nhl players have more respect for the fans than some, if not most, owners....