Next up: Legace lets loose on NHLPA strategy

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  1. Bleifooss

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    http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?ID=130082&hubName=nhl

    "We lost a season for no reason," Legace told The Associated Press. "We should've crumbled last September when the owners wanted a salary cap."

    "It makes no sense what we ended up doing," Legace said. "For years, Bob was telling us, `No cap. Owners aren't telling us the truth about their books.' Then out of nowhere, he gives the owners a 24-per cent rollback and it looked like we were panicking.

    "Then after saying we wouldn't even consider a salary cap, he backed down on that at the last minute just before the lockout. It was too late, and now we're taking a worse deal."
     
  2. Icey

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    Old news. Already a dozen threads on this same article.
     
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    FanSince2014 What'd He Say?

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    I think he meant right before the season was cancelled.

    Anyway, I can't get enough of the players bashing useless Bob.
     
  4. FanSince2014

    FanSince2014 What'd He Say?

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    We can add nut case to Bob's growing resume.
     
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    FanSince2014 What'd He Say?

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    It's a new article, check the date.
     
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    :joker: I can only imagine...but I Guess Legace calling him out publically is his way of getting back...
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    This is good stuff. Spill the beans Legace!! :clap:
     
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    It all boils down to his enormous ego. He will never recover from the beating Bettman just gave him. IMO he is done as the union head. No confidence.
     
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    Actually its the same article. The associated press picked up the Detroit article from a few days ago, and TSN published it, as they do a lot.
     
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    Good for Legace! I bet there will be many more players voicing their opinions of Bob very soon :madfire: .
     
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    FanSince2014 What'd He Say?

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    Yeah I can only hope Legace stood up for himself on that occasion. He should have ripped Bob a new one right there.
     
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    If it is about ego then he won. Secretly, he may enjoy having canceled the season. He proved he had the power to do so.
     
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    I seriously doubt he had Bettman shoving this victory down his throat. You may be right that he takes some morbid pleasure in cancelling a season, but I am sure he is ashamed beyond belief that he lost and now his players are calling him out on it.
     
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    well, what's done is done.

    hopefully legace can move on emotionally !!
     
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    Atta boy Manny!!!! Let everyone know what a rotten, worthless, no good, ******* that Goodenow is! :clap:
     
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    Well as more and more players speak out, it seems more and more like the man has something seriously wrong with him. I know he should feel ashamed, but im not sure he does. He may even feel like he is being unjustly persecuted. Like an abusive husband kind of scenario "After all I've done for you, how could you do this to me" I can't say I know for sure, but I wouldn't be surprised either way.
     
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    I see a quote that I didn't want to read. But in any case I'm really not putting much thought to it either.

    Again, it doesn't make sense that lawyers will look over this for 14-20 more days.
     
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    lawyers need work too !!
     
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    Sure. THey should look over a complex 600 document that will define the NHL/NHLPA partnership for the next 6 years in two days to satisfy you. Then, in 3 years when there is the infamous 'loophole' everyone is trying to find on these boards because the agreement was not thoroughly looked over enough, everyone will say - stupid lawyers why didn't they see that? :dunno:
     
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    2 days. :biglaugh:

    Try for the past what, 4 weeks now? Almost 5 weeks?
     
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    Same article, different concept.
     
  24. FanSince2014

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    Don't you mean different article, same concept?
     
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    I have to say I agree with what Legace is saying. If the NHLPA knew that they cannot stomach to be locked out for more than a year, then they should have bent over in September. But in September, all you could hear is that they are prepared for 2 year stoppage.

    It's interesting to see that Legace is blaming Goodenow for not having a hard enough stance. He offered the rollback, even caved in on the cap trying to salvage the season. Made NHLPA look WEAK WEAK WEAK (I am having Nike goalie commercial flashbak) :biglaugh: But I thought that the reason for these concessions (at least the February one, and the current almost done deal) is not Goodenow's softness, but the pressure from some NHLPA members. Now Legace is saying that it's all Bob? All you Goodenow bashers should send poor BG apology notes. :)
     
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