Bissonnette sounds off on NHL labor problems
And what he says, specifically, on his @BizNasty2point0 Twitter page.
Bissonnette took to Twitter to discuss the NHL's ongoing labor problems, which could lead to the league's second lockout in less than 10 years. And, while what the player said is not exactly unreasonable or even untrue, it is likely to offend some folks.
Fans. The players understand your frustration. But at the end of the day we are fighting for our futures, not yours. That's the reality.— Paul Bissonnette (@BizNasty2point0) September 13, 2012
Question to the fans. If a company you worked for was making money and they asked you to take a 24% pay cut would you do it?— Paul Bissonnette (@BizNasty2point0) September 13, 2012
If one can separate the emotion that comes from owners arguing with players over more money than most of us could ever hope to make, one would realize Bissonnette's thoughts are not really that upsetting.
While hockey fans have a right to be upset about the idea of their sport not being played, that's still no reason for players to cave in and take less compensation for what they do.
After all, while they certainly appreciate the fans they are, in fact, playing for themselves and hoping to earn a living while doing so.
And knowing that, taking less money when they could (right or wrong) earn more doesn't seem to make much sense.
(See what I did there?)