Monday, June 27, 2005

Roenick goes off on critical NHL fans (article)

"I will say personally, to everybody who calls us spoiled, you guys are just jealous. We're trying to get this thing back on the ice and make it better for the fans. If you don't realize that, then don't come. We don't want you in the rink, we don't want you in the stadium, we don't want you to watch hockey.''

"If we would have signed that deal in February, in terms of what we're getting now, we would have looked like heroes,'' Roenick said. "Right now we look like a bunch of idiots. The deal in February beats the (expletive) out of the deal we're gonna sign in July.''

"It's unfortunate we had to go through a whole year to realize the s--- that was going on,'' Roenick said. "We've hurt our league, we've hurt the reputation of our league and the integrity of our league by sticking up for something that might not have been the right thing to do.''

Seriously, if it is possible, the league should fine Roenick right now. It is unacceptable that he would say such things about the league, just as they are gonna start getting ready for next season. The League needs to follow through, right now (especially while the players union is very weak) and stop players from bad mouthing it. The NFL is strong because the players union is weak, the NHL needs to crush the union and fining Roenick is a step in that direction

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