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Lundqvist, Prust, Cammalleri, Winnik weigh in on lockout talk

Aug 10, 2012, 8:15 PM EDT

Among the many differences between the current CBA negotiation and the last round is the rise of Twitter.

It’s given hockey fans and writers another way to express their thoughts and analysis on the ongoing talks to the masses, but it’s also provided hockey players with a quick, easy, and direct way to communicate with the public.

When NHL commissioner Gary Bettman told the union that the owners will not play another season under the current CBA and said that “we need to be paying out less in player costs,” several players took to Twitter to respond.

The counteroffer he’s referring to should be unveiled on Tuesday. A couple other players shared their thoughts via the #theplayers hashtag.

Finally, Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, fresh off his Vezina Trophy-winning campaign, expressed his disapproval over the current situation:

We’ll probably see a lot more players sharing their opinions about the ongoing situation via Twitter as the negotiations continue.

  1. cosmoandmelovepens - Aug 10, 2012 at 9:35 PM

    Well… I think that troll drove everyone away. Dammit.

  2. trbowman - Aug 10, 2012 at 11:04 PM

    The owners suck.

  3. sampulls - Aug 11, 2012 at 8:36 AM

    Fans need to realize….the more the players get….the more you pay for your tickets!

  4. sampulls - Aug 11, 2012 at 8:41 AM

    I think the league needs to dramatically reduce the players salaries. Why do you think think ticket costs have skyrocketed in the past number of years?

    • richter35lundqvist30 - Aug 11, 2012 at 11:20 AM

      Supply and demand…?

    • lostpuppysyndrome - Aug 11, 2012 at 1:01 PM

      Not just because of players salaries, I can tell you that much. They wouldn’t be so high if folks weren’t willing to pay for them. http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/stars/post/_/id/13315/stars-have-cheapest-ticket-in-nhl

  5. babykaby - Aug 15, 2012 at 12:59 AM

    Fehr was talking with Russia about games if there is a lockout before he even put his counter-offer on the table. Seems to me he is planning on the season not starting on time. Why aren’t the players up in arms about Fehr working on a lockout option before he has his proposal on the table?

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