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Zetterberg on KHL: 'They honor the contracts'

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08:37 AM ET 10.09 | Red Wings center Henrik Zetterberg has joined a cast of more than 100 working overseas during the lockout, as he'll play in Switzerland. Zetterberg will be back when the lockout ends, but he's not sure if some others playing in Europe will return this season. "I know for a fact Russians will probably stay," Zetterberg said. "I can't blame them either. The Russian league treats players a different way. For them to play in their home country and not have these (labor) disputes every other year ... and they honor the contracts over there. If you sign a deal, that's the deal you get." ... Zetterberg, once again, pinned the blame on NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, and expressed empathy for fans.

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October 9, 2012  08:52 AM ET

You'd think that the players would do a better job of marketing their side of the story instead of taking verbal potshots on a daily basis.

October 9, 2012  09:04 AM ET
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Players really need to tone down the victim rhetoric. It's getting really annoying hearing millionaires whining about temporarily not getting their millions while so many people deal with unemployment and struggle to put food on the table.Also, less Russians=less diving. Right, Mr. Cherry?

C'mon. Next thing you know they'll have to give up their Rolls and drive around in Bentleys. Hard times are coming. Who could live on the pittance those guys are getting? And, if they can all do so much better overseas, let 'em go.

October 9, 2012  09:05 AM ET
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You'd think that the players would do a better job of marketing their side of the story instead of taking verbal potshots on a daily basis.

They should say it with pictures.

October 9, 2012  09:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Players really need to tone down the victim rhetoric. It's getting really annoying hearing millionaires whining about temporarily not getting their millions while so many people deal with unemployment and struggle to put food on the table.Also, less Russians=less diving. Right, Mr. Cherry?

agreed. i realise that financial security is relative, but really guys....

October 9, 2012  09:14 AM ET
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They should say it with pictures.

LMAO! An early leader!!!

October 9, 2012  09:38 AM ET

Both sides need to just get the deal done...quit bi**ching and get the job DONE

October 9, 2012  09:40 AM ET
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Also, less Russians=less diving.

Yes but more Russians in Russia means the Vodka market here will nose dive

October 9, 2012  09:54 AM ET

Shut up Zed ! I cannot stand a primadonna multi millionaire who got that way playing a game insulting my intelligence. If its better over there how come it takes a lock out to get the stars over there ? Oh wait i forgot, as my Teams idiot Captain said " we feel bullied". Cry me a frickin river !!!!!

October 9, 2012  10:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Players really need to tone down the victim rhetoric. It's getting really annoying hearing millionaires whining about temporarily not getting their millions while so many people deal with unemployment and struggle to put food on the table.Also, less Russians=less diving. Right, Mr. Cherry?

Amen To That.......Testify Brother Dannylimes!!!

October 9, 2012  10:02 AM ET
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They should say it with pictures.

Nice One!!!

October 9, 2012  10:18 AM ET

I suggest all Canadians phone their cable service provider and asking Bell or Rogers for a downgrade in services until the lockout ends now if it was just those on here it wouldn't work but if a grass roots organization started and actually got the numbers needed to put a serious dent in their license to print money(cable TV provider) they as the strongest on the block (ie they pay the other NHL teams money to broadcast their games) might influence other teams to settle . Another thing phone Bell and Rogers and ask why do we have to pay so much for TSN and Sportsnet when they aren't showing hockey (I believe TSN gets around $2 dollars per household Sportsnet around $1.70) ask to speak to a supervisor or a manager let them know as Canadians

we're mad as hell and we ain't going to take it anymore

October 9, 2012  10:18 AM ET
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I suggest all Canadians phone their cable service provider and asking Bell or Rogers for a downgrade in services until the lockout ends now if it was just those on here it wouldn't work but if a grass roots organization started and actually got the numbers needed to put a serious dent in their license to print money(cable TV provider) they as the strongest on the block (ie they pay the other NHL teams money to broadcast their games) might influence other teams to settle . Another thing phone Bell and Rogers and ask why do we have to pay so much for TSN and Sportsnet when they aren't showing hockey (I believe TSN gets around $2 dollars per household Sportsnet around $1.70) ask to speak to a supervisor or a manager let them know as Canadians

copy and paste this to every site you can think of

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October 9, 2012  10:34 AM ET
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You are correct sir..let all the Russians stay over there!! They dont step it up in the play-offs anyways since they the checks stop rolling in and has there ever been a Russian born captain to lead his team to the Promised Land ?? NO!!No Russians equals no more diving!!My name is Don and i approve this message!

Hahahah. Me too.

October 9, 2012  10:47 AM ET
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You are correct sir..let all the Russians stay over there!! They dont step it up in the play-offs anyways since they the checks stop rolling in and has there ever been a Russian born captain to lead his team to the Promised Land ?? NO!!No Russians equals no more diving!!My name is Don and i approve this message!

No more Slovaks = no more Lummoxes as well...

October 9, 2012  11:01 AM ET
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No more Slovaks = no more Lummoxes as well...

That's not very "Charratable" of you Hank.

October 9, 2012  11:02 AM ET

Boy did this bring out the cavemen. Read the post, there is no whining. Z states a couple facts: Russians are not uncomfortable playing in Russia, and the NHL does not honor contracts. If you got hired for $10 per hour, then your employee said he's making more money than ever, but he is going to cut your pay to $7.50, would your reaction be "Great!"? If you're jealous of a player with a average career of 5 years trying to get paid what he can, why aren't you jealous of a billionaire who is making hundreds of times as much money, but claiming poverty? Sports is entertainment, and the players are not the only ones signing their contracts. It is unethical for the owners to offer a contract, then unilaterally change the conditions.

October 9, 2012  11:08 AM ET
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Boy did this bring out the cavemen. Read the post, there is no whining. Z states a couple facts: Russians are not uncomfortable playing in Russia, and the NHL does not honor contracts. If you got hired for $10 per hour, then your employee said he's making more money than ever, but he is going to cut your pay to $7.50, would your reaction be "Great!"? If you're jealous of a player with a average career of 5 years trying to get paid what he can, why aren't you jealous of a billionaire who is making hundreds of times as much money, but claiming poverty? Sports is entertainment, and the players are not the only ones signing their contracts. It is unethical for the owners to offer a contract, then unilaterally change the conditions.

No body here is really jealous maybe cavemen

Also your example would be illegal at least here in the US being thats below minimum wage so whose the caveman now

 
October 9, 2012  11:14 AM ET

Go back to grade school and learn grammar, then try to make sense. The point is this is a LOCKOUT, not a strike. The players would all be in camp, but the owners have locked them out, because they say the cannot afford the contracts they offered. Then they continue to offer multi-year seven figure contracts. Does that somehow make sense to you? My problem is all the anger is directed at the players and not the owners.

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