from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,
They should all be ashamed.
The owners, who have let their game come to this, with a lockout every single time the labour contract comes due. And the players, whose absolute greed under former leadership led to their share of the pie being so disproportionate, that nobody I know can answer the following question:
Why is it, when baseball, football and basketball players all take home between 48 per cent and 50 per cent of their sports' revenues, should hockey players -- whose sport is the least popular and lucrative in the United States -- receive 57 per cent?
We've been asking that question for a few weeks now.
"Yeah," offered NHL V.P. Bill Daly, with a smile discernable even over the phone. "And what kind of answer have you been getting?"
None, really, because there isn't one.