The NHLPA hypocrisy continues UHL veteran unimpressed with NHLers

"The hypocrisy of it is unbelievable," Kevin Kerr told the Detroit Free Press. "They don't want a salary cap, but they'll come to a league that has a salary cap and take someone else's job."'

Bingo. Their argument is it wasn't their choice to be out of work right now, they're LOCKED OUT. Well, it was their choice because they've had the opportunity to negotiate a new CBA for years, and it's been clear to everyone (inside the NHL/PA and out) for many many years that a lockout WOULD occur if a CBA wasn't in place by Sept. 15th, 2004.

Frankly, I'd welcome replacement players at this point. Let's see how many players cower back to the NHL and accept reality. Just about all the North American players, I'd bet money on that. The Europeans, they might stay in Europe, or they might see as everyone else does that making $1.3M a year in NA is still better than making $200K a year in Sweden. This gravy train has run dry.

Written on February 3, 2005