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Clarkson giving his job back in Austria

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08:25 AM ET 11.08 | David Clarkson's European vocation, specifically with Red Bull Salzburg in Austria, may be at its end. Clarkson explained that the Austrian league has a points system for limiting the lineup each team dresses for a game. ... "We haven't left, but by [Nov. 12] there is a deadline where they can have so many guys on the roster," Clarkson said. "I came over here to get into shape and to train, but I didn't come over here to take some guy's job when he has two kids or three kids. So, that's the decision I have to make. I haven't left yet, but I told the team I've really enjoyed it here, it's been a fantastic place to play, but I didn't want to take anyone's job." Clarkson explained that the Austrian league has a points system for limiting the lineup each team dresses.

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November 8, 2012  08:49 AM ET

Awe shux...what a guy.

November 8, 2012  08:58 AM ET

They play hockey in Austria??

Who knew....

November 8, 2012  09:16 AM ET

So.................he went to Austria not to take some guy's job? I got it.

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November 8, 2012  09:40 AM ET

I suppose with the right spin that sounds good.

At least he didn't plead poverty and the need to play so he could feed his family.

November 8, 2012  10:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

They play hockey in Austria??

Who knew....

And I think they still use the Vienna Offensive.

November 8, 2012  10:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

So.................he went to Austria not to take some guy's job? I got it.

He also reads Penthouse for the articles !

November 8, 2012  10:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

So.................he went to Austria not to take some guy's job? I got it.

It was an opportunity to take The Sound Of Music tour.

November 8, 2012  11:23 AM ET

whew....thanks

November 8, 2012  11:38 AM ET
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In an effort to remain neutral they all just skate around at center ice.

Thought that was the Swiss League

November 8, 2012  12:07 PM ET

Why doesn't anyone complain when the best Euro or Russian players come over to the NHL? Aren't guys like Datsyuk and Lidstrom taking jobs away from Canadian and US players who have families to feed?

November 8, 2012  12:11 PM ET
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Why doesn't anyone complain when the best Euro or Russian players come over to the NHL? Aren't guys like Datsyuk and Lidstrom taking jobs away from Canadian and US players who have families to feed?

I agree, it had to be said....

Cherry would approve.

But the NHL would never be as big as it now if all we had to worry about was employing North Americans.

In fact there are already too many Yanks in the league...

November 8, 2012  12:32 PM ET

So what's the league do about rosters??

November 8, 2012  12:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

So what's the league do about rosters??

Lock em out ! ;-)

 
November 8, 2012  01:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Why doesn't anyone complain when the best Euro or Russian players come over to the NHL? Aren't guys like Datsyuk and Lidstrom taking jobs away from Canadian and US players who have families to feed?

Most Canadian and US players have families that need to be on diets. Plus, why does any of this have to make sense?

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