Friday, October 19, 2012
From Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks:
Sorry for the strong words, but what damn planet does Johnathan Toews live on? Or more precisely, where in hell has his words been over the past 5 years when the players don't honor the contracts that they have signed? Where has the NHLPA been saying to the people in their union, that you signed the contract and we expect for you to play under the terms of that contract?
The NHLPA is arguing that a contract is a contract. Fine, but then it goes both ways. After all, there are two people that sign the contracts,not just one. The players that are going to get hurt because of the NHLPA's insistance that the current contracts be honored from the league side aren't those that are the superstars, it is the rank and file. Those that are the third line players or the fifth and sixth defenseman on a team. I am sure that Mr. Toews is willing to share some of his fortune with those teammates that will fall on hard times if the league and the NHLPA continue their petty game of chicken. He will, won't he?