NHLPA irked by Beliveau auction

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  1. AH

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    Dont shoot the messenger, but I picked this up on another Habs board and was looking for some comments. How petty is the NHLPA?

    According to WDFN 1130 AM in Detroit, Bob Goodenow and Ted Saskin are really upset that the Habs spent almost $100,000 on buying memorabilia of Jean Beliveau's just days after agreeing to cancel the season.
    Goodenow and Saskin apparently feel this shows an utter disrespect to the players and that most of the teams would rather pay homage to players that were nothing less than slaves during the original six era than giving today's players their just and truly deserved compensation.

    :shakehead
     
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    Using a HF moderator's words:

    yada yada yada!
     
  3. AH

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    I rather pay homage to the players who played for love of the game, not these millionaires trying to get their next paycheck. I hope that sends a message to the NHLPA
     
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    If its true I think that its a classless move by the heads of the NHLPA. You would think that they have more important matters at hand.
     
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    So the irony of a former player needing to sell his memorabilia while current players could afford to turn down a collective $1 billion escapes them?
     
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    I hope the owners win in one-sided fashion, make them crawl back to work on their bloody knees !
     
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    If this is accurate then Goodenow and Saskin have sunk to depths uncharted.

    Belivéau is selling his memorabilia for two reasons. One, so that his family doesn't get crucified by the press for selling it when he passes away. Two, so that his grand-daughters and their mother (Belivéau's son in law took his own life years ago) won't have to worry about money. If the Canadiens wish to purchase any of that collection it is their business - Not the NHLPAs.
     
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    I'm old enough that I remember watching Beliveau play, and he was so great, and so classy that the NHLPA should not be allowed to even mention his name.
     
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    So they NHLPA dont want the Habs to give a great man who played for very little a chance to support his family.

    They would rather this sum (less than 1 months pay of the average NHLer!) go to spoilt millionaires who have already turned down the chance to get more money than Beliveau could have dreamed of earning.

    I can only think this is not true because the NHLPA are scum if it is.
     
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    I think it is very classy of the Montreal Canadiens to purchase some of the memorablia so they can put it on display for the fans. This was suggested by many of the radio personalities when they heard it was being put up for auction. If they have a problem with the Habs spending money they have not seen reality...I think this has been the problem for the PA, not that they are wrong, but there arguements for everything seems so outside of reality and logic that it just doesn't make sense.
    :shakehead
     
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    So let me get this straight. You allegedly read on another message board what a poster there allegedly heard on a radio station report about what Goodenow and Saskin allegedly said about this?
     
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    Any link to an article?
     
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    Not "allegedly read on another message board", I read it. I can post a link to the post if you like but I dont know what the rules are around here when it comes to that.

    Sorry to disappoint you PAers, but that poster has no reason to lie. He lives in the Windsor area.
     
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    Maybe if you use it in the proper context I did, it would mean something.




    This is nothing but knitpicking by the PA.
     
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    Sorry. I didn't understand that the credibility of your information was so unimpeachable.
     
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    I'm not the PA's biggest fan ;) , but I do think this type of claim needs verification before I'll offer any opinion on what it says about their illustrious leaders.
     
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    Beliveau is a class act,players can learn a few things from this man.

    This man has worked for the habs way after his playing days,
    why wouldn't they buy up some of his things.

    Is it any of their business anyways?It's their fault there isn't a season.
     
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    I said dont shoot the messenger. If you believe it fine, if you don't then fine as well. But why chastize someone over it.

    I say the poster has no reason to lie. I have been hanging out on those boards for many years. Anyways, suit yourself.
     
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    The NHLPA have little business in this decision.

    However, if the team that just laid me off went out and bought $100,000 in memorabilia, I might have a legitimate opinion on that.
     
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    The players weren't laid-off though, they were locked-out.
     
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    I think that he was talking about Habs / Bell Center employees that got laid off as a result of the lockout. If anyone, its these people that should have objections to this.
     
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    Is this poster from Detroit? Cause i've been listening to WDFN since 10am and haven't heard anything. Also WDFN doesn't have a live internet feed anymore.
     
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    Sorry, this can't be used as a source...

    "I picked up off another message board."

    I will leave the thread closed and if someone has some corraborating evidence, please PM me. Thanks,

    Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs. :lol
     
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