Avs forward: Players didn't cause league's financial woes

Updated: November 11, 2004, 7:54 PM ET
Associated Press

MONTREAL -- Vincent Damphousse of the Colorado Avalanche says hockey great Jean Beliveau was wrong to blame the players for the league's financial woes.

Beliveau said this week the players were "making a terrible mistake" by not making enough concessions to end the two-month lockout.

Damphousse, a member of the NHL Players' Association executive committee, is, like Beliveau, a former Montreal Canadiens captain. He was San Jose's leading scorer during a surprising playoff run last year.

"It's ...

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