Re: Mark Recchi Logic
posted at 11/21/2012 11:32 AM EST
Dez: The players are willing to lose a little money now so they won't lose alot of money later.
Me: The players in their 30s at the ends of their careers won't get this money back later.
Dez: Any chance they'd get rollback cash returned at a later date and if not, why is it any different to you? Cash is cash.
Me: Yes, money is money. Temmu Selanne was slated to earn $4.5M this season. Roll it back 20% and he's at $3.6M. Cancel the season and he's at $0M. He won't be getting that at a later date.
Dez: Selanne can easily make that amount tax free in the KHL if he chose to.
This conversation wasn't about going to play elsewhere to make money. This conversation was about not accepting the rollback today so they can earn more money later. My point was that many players won't be earning that money later because their careers will be over.
And then you say that Selanne can play in Russia if he wants.
Makes no sense at all. But that's okay, Dez. You can wave your internet arms in the air and proclaim yourself brilliant. You can make all of your personal attacks and try to shout everyone down all the while avoiding the actual topic at hand. I'm done with this. My point has been made. Players who are retiring or at the end of their careers won't benefit from this lockout.
Let the next round of insults begin. I'll give you a helping hand:
NAS, everyone hates you.
NAS, you said this and that.
NAS, blah blah blah blah blah.