This deserves its own post, because Pavel Datsyuk’s himself: Sportsnet Northeast’s Joe Haggerty spoke to Zdeno Chara, Patrice Bergeron and some guy named Pavel Datsyuk about CBA negotiations, and Datsyuk issued the sharpest and wisest observation about the whole schlemiel:
The looming CBA negotiations elicited different reactions across the group of NHL stars at the Wynn Resort and Casino readying for Wednesday night’s NHL Awards ceremony.
Detroit Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk wasn’t hiding his concern for the good of the game and the ultimate winners and losers: hockey fans.
“Of course I’m worried about it,” said Datsyuk when asked about the CBA. “The last lockout was really bad for the fans. If it happened again it would be a bad, bad thing for the fans.”
Continue reading for Chara and Bergeron’s takes on the NHLPA’s role in negotiations…