This must have been part of the owners Stormin Norman propaganda plan to infiltrate the tv stations and control communication, with their plant Burke who as a smart lawyer, and someone I respect even if i think he's lying and on the owners side, will easily whip the wimpy little maguire into full submission after all Pierre needs that job and its the players taking it away from him. And Dutchy another one who pimps his services off hockey players and his petty little comments. Pierre maguire, one of the worst owner toadies, whose brown nose is so buried I can smell Bettmans farts when he speaks, in spite of his feeble attempts to appear impartial, actually came out and said this: the NHL needs to do more marketing of their organizations and less on their players. Now why would he say this? How does this help hockey? It doesnt, but it helps owners break the union in a strike. Then we have our play by men Dean Brown and Gord Wilson now killing time on the radio drive home, with his phony self righteousness saying the union dug 10 years back into the archives to dispute Beliveaus claim that he recently changed his mind, where he always supported the players before, but no longer can. And they found a quote from the '94 strike, where Montreal Canadian management employee Jean Beliveau said, he had always supported players in the past but cant anymore. Deano and Gordie of course cant buy this evidence that wrecks their case, because the greedy players union dug 10 years into the archive to find that quote. How sneaky. And although Chelios was very well spoken and diplomatic in his eloquent response to Beliveaus comments, he's a hothead and cant think for himself so we should discount him, because what could this 20 year veteran of the game know. Ya these guys cant figure it out. These two spending all show enunciating Regina in case we misinterpreted what they said. Tee hee. Oh your such a card you guys. What brilliance. Now this is classic sports disk jockey idiocy. Then they go on to say they cant undestand the players position, and the players cant explain it to them. These 2 bright lights, who see no wrong in their previous statement aboput Beliveau, cant figure it out, like a bunch of fans here can. Like a bunch of leading sports economists have written about extensively. As union leaders and some owners themselves have eloquently explained. These two idiots dont get it. Maybe you guys are wrong Deano, ever consider that? How about doing some honest reading with an open mind. Ive seen the info, so i know you can find it. Doesnt your constant mention of the Ottawa Renegades foolishness in being the only team to follow the CFL salary cap ever seem ironic to you? Now I like these 2 dorks on the radio as they call themselves affectionately, when they talk about hockey during the strike. But their biaded, fear filled, bootlicking adventure to break the union as the easiest way to get their jobs back is just sickening. Oh for a reporter on this issue instead of sports disc josckeys perpetuating simpleton propaganda.. So all you player haters and cap lovers, you must be in your glory now. You really are teaching those greedy players a lesson arent you? Isnt it grand? Wait till the playoffs would of started. There will be little more ecstatic than sitting in front of your tv on saturday night shaking your fist, saying, take that you greedy players, we'll teach you. Then the scabs and picket lines will be a great adventure. You'll really get to show them then. Pittsburgh and Anaheim fans will be back in droves when they realize that their minor leaguers are just as good as anyone elses. And the diehard hockey fans will come back from the AHL, ECHL, and junior rinks in droves once all these guys are playing in the NHL. Then wait until trade deadline day. Some lucky team may get to swap Pothier for Kolnik as their missing piece. And as everyone knows goaltending is one of the chief ways of the built for the playoffs part. And if some team is lucky enough to sign Shelaghs husband, why they will have the best goalie in the league and be guaranteed the cup, epecially if they get Bohonos as their other missing piece. Then the bragging of greatest teams of all time we love so much can really start. Oh get ready for great union busting times ahead fans. I think you missed a spot on Bettmans left boot. After all this arrogant puke of a lawyer who doesnt get the game surely has the right answers. Stick with it, it will be worth it im sure. Bettman has said, the fans want him to do this, and he's right from what I see, fans want this lockout to continue until the players cave Well players arent caving. Enjoy yourself. Bettman is still following your wishes. Fans want the lockout. Why such complaining? The hard cap is the elixir for all ills and will be worth getting. Owners will never complain again if you give them this, they promise. And dont forget lower ticket prices and a cure for cancer too. Bettman knows what he's doing. Would he run the business into the ground? Fan pettiness will eventually be rewarded in a just world. Keep it up TSN. The owners with a history of criminal records and accoiunting fraud couldnt possibly be lying. Theres no use questioning their position or questioning their resolve is there? They are perefectly right and your job is to break the union with as much thought as sportswriters gave to the possibility Alan Eaglson could of done anything wrong. You fawned over him too as a bunch of media sheep with your eyes closed to anything that could cause unpleasantness. So what if they were ripping off the pension fund and stealing disability payments. Just close your eyes and keep your job. You're not sports journaslist after all - you're bootlicks. Keep it up toadies.