Shane Doan Lockout E-mail !!!

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NHL Fans Are Angry At Shane Doan The NHL And The NHLPA

After finding this e-mail about Shane Doan in my ‘inbox’ for the 6th time this week I was surprised at how widespread it had become.  I’ve  received  it from  friends and relatives, some hockey fans, some not and from all over the country.  I guess because I’m in Arizona and a Coyote fan, people figured I’d be interested in it.  If you haven’t seen it yet it is posted below.

This is one of the best emails I’ve seen…..somebody finally put it in an email….now let’s forward it to the hockey players!!! There are men and woman out there saving lives working 12 hour shifts and defending our country, never mind what fireman and cops do. Maybe we should all boycott hockey when they do come back.   Read it and weep…………….
So the other day the NHL made the players a pretty reasonable offer, today on Sports Center I see Shane Doan whining and I’ll quote this as best as possible…

Shane Doan

Coyotes Captain Shane Doan

SHANE DOAN if someone is gonna rob you they say give me your money or I will hurt you, not give me your money and I’m gonna hurt you! That’s how we feel.” 

Well Shane Doan let’s do some math. You’ve been in the NHL for 16 years. You’ve made $41,294,000 in those 16 years.

Which averages out to $2,580,875 per year and $31,474.09 per game.
Last year you averaged 21:02 min of ice time per game so basically you get paid $31,474.09 for 21 minutes of hard work.
Oh but on a plus side to play hockey, and not for long but from September until June if you make it that far and then you get the whole summer off to play golf and relax.

WOW what a tough life!
So really? Shane Doan, really?? are you gonna be that hurt if you lose $50,000, $500,000 or even a Million $ this year? or next year??

Give your head a shake and next time you wake up in the morning in your MANSION and look in the mirror I hope you realize how ridiculous you sounded when saying that to the Media.

Lastly I’ll leave you with this since you are Canadian.

The 3 jobs I’m about to list are technically all jobs that are considered on duty 24/7/365 but they all get some time off here and there so I broke their average salaries up based off working 200 days a year.
Avg pay per day of work – Canadian Cop – $412.27 Avg. pay per day of work – Canadian Soldier – $343.25 Avg pay per day of work – Canadian Doctor – $1,216.67

Now that being said why should YOU get paid $31,474.09 to play 21:02 minutes of a hockey game? Shut-up and play already!
Send this around to others please!

Now before I carry on I will publicly state that I am for the most part on the side of the NHL owners in this labor dispute, lets say 80/20.  I feel that the viability of my favorite teams hinge on a better deal for the whole league, not just the powerful markets.

I do have a few issues with this e-mail though.  When that sound bite was first aired it was in late October and at that point the NHL had not made the NHLPA an offer that I thought the PA would even consider serious.  Both sides were still posturing  and using the media to test the waters.  Now Shane Doan doesn’t need me to fight his battles, but anyone that is not a hockey fan and doesn’t  know anything about Shane Doan would think he’s  just another whiny, entitled, self absorbed athlete.  This would be the furthest thing from the truth and with all the absurd  comments coming from some of the NHLPA members  since the lockout started it’s  too bad a true professional like Shane Doan gets used as the vehicle for this message.

The truth of the matter is that the content and the spirit of that e-mail is bang on, unfortunately whenever  there  is a labor  dispute  in any sport the same old rhetoric appears.  Yes, athletes, actors and all entertainers are grossly overpaid when compared  to us mere mortals in the real world, but I can guarantee you most of us are not going to slap down $140.00 for 2 seats to watch a surgeon or a cop or a fireman do their job.  That’s the world we live in boys and girls.

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