They accuse Linden of having infringed the democratic rights of the players and there are allegations of impropriety in Saskin's election, misrepresentation of salary figures during negotiations and illegal diversion of union funds.
Ugly accusations by some ugly veterans who still can't seem to accept that Bettman held the winning hand in the lock-out.
I don't know who's wrong or who's right... but if Saskin was "improperly elected, he misrepresented salary figures during negotiations, and he illegally diverted tens of millions of dollars in union funds for his own benefit" I don't think one should let it go. Then you do your best to make sure it doesn't happen again. Just calling someone over the phone and say "don't do this again" is not enough. That won't prevent people from doing exactly the same thing again if they think it's in their own interest and they can benefit from it.
We never will know either just speculation. But think if you feel some one has put it to you at work it takes on a whole life of it's own rioght or wrong. The pearls I have heard from Chelios is he's not the sharpest knife in the draw ( remember in the previous strike he want Bettemans kids to be killed !!
Finally Chelios is saying things like 15% of the players support them. He used to be fond of insinuating the majority of players supported him in this, but he never gave numbers or names. Funny how his 15% is the same number that voted against Saskin not to long back. Of that 15% how many are willing to put their necks on the line in this lawsuit? Given the only current players using their names seem to be Roloson and Chelios I'm guessing essentially none of them.
In all likelihood this gets shot down in court like all the other suits they filed.
Perhaps Roloson and Chelios should concentrate on playing and perhaps Klatt should simply wake up and smell the coffee.
Yeah they did some things that weren't above board but had they not done so the union would have been lost. This way they still have bargaining power and have gained greater control of the business. They went back admitted the mistakes and rectified them. Case closed. Move on already.
Yep... is this how its gonna go now?? gotta get our one lawsuit of the season in there... lets just hope it doesnt drag out and ruin Linden's season so that we have to trade more "cancer" out of the dressing room. Oh, and if Linden retires after this season, were gonna have to find our next lawsuit prodigy
Madcombinepilot wrote:Next year's lawsuit: RJ Umberger, Josh Holden, and Harold Druken will sue Kesler for accepting Clarkes offer sheet and causing 'mental anguish' over thier own lost seasons and contract woes....
How about Druken, Holden, Kariya, Reid, Fedorov sue for unfair hiring practices by the Canucks management for obvious favoritism towards other players with less talent than them?