In response to dezaruchi's comment:
In response to Crowls2424's comment:
I would just assume that NHL owner's are greedy. They are businessmen trying to maximize profit for their assumed risk. Just not a big surprise there.
That said, I thought hockey players were different than the athletes in different sports (NBA, MLB, NFL). I thought they were living out boyhood dreams and getting paid well beyond anyone's imagination for playing a kid's sport, and appreciative for the opportunity. I have been proven wrong. The NHL players have been every bit the "divas" from the other sports; see comments from the likes of Ian White, Kris Versteeg and Dave Bolland.
Now Troy Brouwer questions his teammateâÂÂÂÂs commitment because they disagree with his position? How embarrassing and frankly disgraceful.
"For me, I think those guys selling us out, being selfish like that and making those comments..." Brouwer continued. "Me being on their team, how am I going to trust them as a teammate from now on? Because you know they're not going to support players in the big scheme of things when you go and you play on the team with them; it's going to be tough to want to back those guys from now on."
The NHLPA is no different than any other sport's union. Doing all it can to squeeze out every last dollar for the cause.
Sure Crowls, don't bother including what Brouwer said just seconds before the quote you've provided. Nowhere in the article does Brouwer take exception with them having a different opinion than his own. His issue is their lack of involvement in the process. If those players have an issue with the way the union is being run shouldn't they at least mention it to the union before crying about it to the media?
"Those are two guys that have never been on a conference call, never been to a meeting, never paid attention," Brouwer told The Post. "People are going to have their own opinions but when you're fighting for something with 700 other guys, all you're doing is just making it harder to make a deal and making it harder to accomplish the things we're fighting for.
I'm with you & Brower on this one Dez. Those other 2 have no business spouting off if they're not part of the process! Also it does show how these two are not great teammates at all! You don't mouth off to the media...EVER!! You say it to their face! Show up at meeting, include yourself in a concall. Send out an email. If they had ANY decency at all they could've said that they have no comment & that they show their opinions with the leaders & followers of the NHLPA & the NHL in person. These two "AZZ CLOWNS" just showed how classless they really are & anyone who agrees with what they did just shows they don't have much either.