Blob Mckenzie wrote:Yes good for them. I can really get behind a guy who was making 3-4.....5 million a season here . Especially when he goes over to Europe and takes away another cat's job who was supporting his family on a 100K a year contract. Go for it boys and don't worry about fucking some poor prick in the ass who is just trying to make a decent living for his family.
That's a fraudulent argument. When Jeff Tambellini goes to Europe b/c NHL says we don't want you you don't think he takes the job of some "cat" who makes less than he does, and thus probably needs it more? Of course he does, and Tamby, go for it I say. It's about who is the best player in the best league available for your talent, no one has a job reserved for them, unless you're the owner's son, like with the Rangers, Hawks, and Bruins, and then you're all set, no one need apply, daddy is leaving me the team. But for a player, you earn it where you can earn it. Bettman/NHL have decided the players aren't allowed to earn it right now - as is their right - okay, fine, so, off the players go, as they should.
If the lockout is settled in a few months, things will revert back, said "cat" will get a shot back with the team (or who knows, maybe he went to another league and took a different cat's job...the cad!), or the lockout will last all year and as leagues like the KHL get stronger and stronger, who knows, maybe they will become a WHA like form of competition for the far too comfortable NHL.(that might not be the worst thing, a little more league to league competition, for the NHL to maintain highest level of product etc) And if so, if those NHLer's make the KHL etc more legit maybe it'll create more franchises in those leagues, thus more jobs...and then, hey, the "cat's" in the bag!