The players aren't to blame ... yet
It always surprises me in times of athletic labor strife that players take a Ryan VandenBussche beating from fans.
We've seen it in every sport across the board. Even when the topic is paying NCAA athletes, fans would rather have a bunch of rich white men keep the money instead of the mostly poor- to middle-class athletes who provide the revenue.
I've been in the same room as NHL players and NHL owners, and I can tell you I'd rather Steve McKenna have a few million dollars than Ed ...
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