Found October 29, 2012 on Fox Sports West:
Former Kings defenseman Jack Johnson, who was dealt to the Columbus Blue Jackets in the Jeff Carter trade, has never been shy about standing up for what he believes. And he now believes players are getting a raw deal from owners in the labor dispute that has put the season on hold and most recently led the NHL to cancel games through Nov. 30. Johnson took to his website, www.jackjohnson3.com, to say that he wants to play and to blast owners for their proposals to pay less than the full value of players contracts. He called that idea appalling, unprofessional, and disgraceful. He added, 'Where is the honor?'" A couple of interesting points: While players have been able to voice their opinions about the lockout in interviews and through social media, NHL personnel remain bound by a league rule against commenting publicly about the lockout. Breaking that rule could result in a hefty fine, as Detroit Red Wings executive Jimmy Devellano learned. Second, it was surprising...
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