Originally Posted by sickofitall
No matter how you slice it, unions SUCK! If AHL guys were brought up they would be blocked by NHL players holding SCAB placards yet the NHL players go overseas and steal work from guys who actually need the money. Talk about having your cake and eating it too.
The NHLPA is full of the most greedy, self centered a-holes on the planet who don't give a **** about anything or anyone other than themselves. This cannot be argued as their actions prove the point beyond contention.
While I agree with your feeling on Unions, let's try and remember who locked out who. Players were willing to play under the old CBA while working on a new one, owners were not. So who exactly is the "greedy, self centered a-holes", who is likely taking the pay cut, who is getting a pay raise, who has an average career of 5 seasons, and who could own a team till death, who is submitting proposals and who is rejecting them in record time? Who signed 10 year deals at the close of the CBA and now wants a do-over?
Sure unions suck, just ask Hostess Brands, IMHO their time has long since passed, but you might want to point some of that anger at the owners, for it takes two to tango.