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Shane Doan compares NHL’s offer to getting held up

Oct 18, 2012, 7:49 PM EDT

Donald Fehr: Sidney Crosby AP

One thing you can bank on after the two sides in this labor fight part ways after proposals are rejected is for someone to say something a bit over the top.

Enter Coyotes captain Shane Doan.

Doan met with the media after the NHLPA’s media scrum following today’s acrimonious meeting between the two sides and said while he was hoping things would’ve gone better, dealing with the owners is like getting held up.

“Usually [it's] give me your money or I’m going to hurt you. Not give me your money and I’m going to hurt you.”

It’s hard to picture Gary Bettman, Bill Daly, and Jeremy Jacobs as guys with ski masks on and lead pipes in hand ready to take your money, but this is the picture Doan paints after a rough day at the office with the league.

Crazy part in all this is after all the hard talk from everyone, we’re actually closer to finding a resolution than not. There’s a framework to deal with and if the two sides can figure out the mathematics, there will be hockey. Til then, we’ll have to amuse ourselves with the exotic verbiage.

  1. sjsharks66 - Oct 18, 2012 at 8:04 PM

    Oh my god haha
    This is awesome! Shut up Doan. Your media time was all summer long. We should not hear from you until you retire.

  2. majbobby - Oct 18, 2012 at 8:22 PM

    Cry me a River. Wish my employer offered a 50/50 split on revenue.

    • paperlions - Oct 18, 2012 at 9:27 PM

      If you had unique skills that were the basis for creation of all of the revenue, you’d probably do at least that well….because in nearly any other field, you can simply work for someone else.

  3. captaincanuck84 - Oct 18, 2012 at 8:46 PM

    Majbobby, there’s a big difference between the NHL and whatever business you are in. The NHL can’t run without the players, they are the business and more than JUST employees. Your employer would easily be able to replace you and keep things business as usual. You are not the business or product. Merely a cog in the wheel. Completely different than the NHLPA and NHL situation

  4. kiopta1 - Oct 18, 2012 at 8:59 PM

    Yeah the players are the employee and the product.

  5. jernster21 - Oct 18, 2012 at 9:10 PM

    Maybe Doan should keep his greedy mouth shut and not bite the hand that feeds him, after all, it’s the NHL that does sign HIS checks.

  6. barroomhero80 - Oct 18, 2012 at 10:06 PM

    As if I needed another reason to hate the douche

  7. id4joey - Oct 18, 2012 at 10:08 PM

    Guys, this 50/50 means nothing because no one can explain the details of the pie they plan on splitting. So, stop getting hung up on the split.

  8. broadstreetbeatdown - Oct 18, 2012 at 10:40 PM

    Typical D-bag athlete. Mr. Doan has obviously never been held up in his life. After putting us through the summer saga that rivaled Lebron’s “Decision”, he now has the balls to spout off about being held up. How about this players, Let the NHL fire the whole union, bring in replacements from around the world. If any of these guys wants to play they can sign a new contract, if not have fun in Switzerland. I’ll go one better. I say the NHL agree to the 50/50 split and honor the previous contracts but from here on out all travel, lodging, meals, relocation costs, health insurance etc. is covered by the players. This is such BS stop being pansies and play the game.

  9. proudliberal85392 - Oct 19, 2012 at 12:20 AM

    This is nothing but another attempt by greedy management to break a labor union.

    • broadstreetbeatdown - Oct 19, 2012 at 1:43 PM

      Thats some funny stuff. This is a three ring circus not a union. Fire the bums or bring in the replacements. Fehr is an assclown with a history of pulling this crap.

  10. proudliberal85392 - Oct 19, 2012 at 12:21 AM

    And, if any of you big shots supporting management were treated like this, you’d be screaming like stuck pigs.

    • broadstreetbeatdown - Oct 19, 2012 at 1:46 PM

      Yeah I’d be screaming like a stuck pig if my boss said 50% of all revenue the company brings in will now go to the workers. I guarantee you that the only “unions” that will complain about this is the spoiled athletic unions. What a joke this is.

  11. ewoods6 - Oct 19, 2012 at 8:34 AM

    Not only can they not define the split, they want the players to pay back the players out of their HRR after a player retires to get their salaries from the first year under the new CBA. Employees paying former employees out of the money that is supposed to be theirs.

    Awesome compromise Bettman…..douchebag

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