Mark Recchi endured two lockouts during his lengthy NHL career. He's happy to be sitting this one out.
"As far as the lockout goes and everything, I'm glad I'm not involved, not playing," Recchi told The Boston Globe, reportedly noting that he's coaching his son's hockey team and playing family chauffeur.
But while the three-time Stanley Cup champion is on the outside looking in this time around, he does have some advice for the players still kicking around the league in its time of uncertainty.
"My advice is that the longer it goes, the worse [the offer] is going to get [for the players]," Recchi told the newspaper. "Hey, I'm an owner, too, so I see both sides. We lose money on our team, and obviously that's not the same, the money's not nearly as significant as in the NHL, but the business dynamics are similar. We've lost money every year we've owned it."
Recchi is currently part owner of the WHL's Kamloops Blazers junior squad, which as he mentioned isn't quite as substantial...