If you are making $10 million a season, dont talk.
Good evening everybody, tonight we are going to have ourselves an interview with the stud of the Blues Blueline, Mr. Chris Pronger. He will be replying to some recent issues that have come about lately. Mr.Pronger, please take a seat…Interview guy: So Chris, can I call you Chris? You may have heard some comments lately from a former colleague of yours, Corey Hirsch about players going over to Europe, and taking their jobs. What do you have to say about that?
Mr.Pronger: “NHL players should be able to go over to Europe, its the same as when Europeans come over to play in the NHL and they take jobs away from Canadians and Americans.”
Interview guy: Uh huh, I see… Ok, now people have been raising the issue that the union is only representing the top 20% of the league. Many bottom players seem to be in favor of a cap if it means they can collect a pay cheque. What do you have to say about this?
Mr.Pronger: “If there’s a cap, I’d probably have to take a pay cut, but I’m not going from $10 million to $5 million, I’ll tell you that right now. But the guy who’s making a million bucks, he’d probably be lucky to be making 400 grand.”
Interview guy: Well thank you very much, it is very obvious where your heart lies on this issue.
I dont know where this guy is coming from, or if hes really trying to get people to hate the players more. I will not play for $5 million? What a joke. He can go ahead into retirement, I wouldn’t lose a wink of sleep over it. He obviously didnt think through what he said about the players going to Europe. Players are literally taking their jobs, unlike when Euros come over here, they are playing where they belong, the NHL is for the best players in the world, If you were drafted, or signed, you belong there and you didnt take anyones job. But in the case of players going to Europe, yes they were signed, but they are bumping some other guy off the team, that may still be under contract, and was there before them, while they collect pennies, compared to the guy they bumped who needs those pennies to survive. And its not pennies by any means. These players have this false view that they deserve not to have to work another day after they retire. They have it rough. I would also like him to explain why he couldnt make $5 million a year. Also, it is complete B.S that $1 million players will be making $400k. Players should not be making $10 million. If the salaries went down to $5 million, then there would be no need to decrease the other salaries. Star players would still be making 5X the other players.