As the NHL lockout drags on, The Gazette’s Pat Hickey says it’s another sign of how the very rich are different from you and me.
Hickey asks: So who is negotiating for the owners?
His answer: “A collection of losers who need a new deal because, during a period of unprecedented growth in the NHL, they can’t figure out a way to run a business.”
You can read Hickey’s column by clicking here.
Don Cherry ripped the players in a column for the Toronto Star under the headline: “Don Cherry to players: smarten up!” You can read that column by clicking here.
Gazette sports editor Stu Cowan welcomes Sunday’s Grey Cup game as a breath of fresh air for Canadian sports fans tired of the NHL lockout and notes that five Canadiens players were slated to earn more this season than an entire team in the CFL, which has a salary cap of $4.35 million.
You can read Cowan’s column by clicking here.
Jeff Z. Klein of the New York Times writes that with the latest batch of games cancelled the NHL has drawn nearer to the brink of canceling the season. Read Klein’s column by clicking here.
And you can read about some wild and wacky NHL contract signings from the past by clicking here.
(Photo by Pierre Obendrauf/The Gazette)