Lol have you checked the foundations of charities that the Canucks have going. Goes to show how far your fandom goes and thats as far as the players names...So you met a player on the street or at some practice...so what...big whoop so have I. I have autographed jersey's...3 in fact along with items from the game used sales....I have met Sami, Nazzy, Burrows, Luo, Mo...but damn if I saw em on the street today I would hollar out at em to CAVE~!...even though they were kind enough to sign my "CANUCKS" Jersey...lol Where's Nazzy now...traded and retired number and all. What about Bertuzzi...pshhh, MO....Luo on his way out....nice guy ....what evs...All these players may be nice to you on the street but they dump you all for a better contract....where's the money at... Kesler anyone...not even worth the 5 million he is gettin paid...injury prone trying to boost up the CBA in their favour to ride out contracts if they get injured...lolFehr is a joke...NHLPA is a bunch of "Sucka's" Cave or not to Cave..and the NHL are riding the coaster and getting bored of the rides....
Those charities/events put on by the Canucks organization is due to the players being celebrities; and are able to market the ability to meet these players to leverage donations.
The raise a reader, thanksgiving dinner etc put on by the Canucks received minimal coverage this year due to the lockout, in large part due to the fact that they don't have the draw of the players.
Aside from the players engaging the fans through random events - there have been Bieksas Buddies, Hurricance Sandy Charity Game, the Quebec PA tour etc have all been put on and organized with the proceeds going to charity.
You obviously have never heard of 'supply and demand'. The players do not owe ME specifically to sign in Vancouver, especially if they can get a more lucrative offer doing the exact same thing.
Personally, if another company offers me more money for a job, then I will take it; I owe nothing to the company that I currently work for.
Furthermore - the players are not the ones presenting the contracts to themselves. The owners need to be accountable for their own decisions and actions.
Why would you yell at some players to cave? Do you go to other picket lines and berate the employees on strike? ( I won't have even go further with how TERRIBLE a point that was)
Sentence structure is your friend. (it may actually allow me to take your argument seriously)
Lastly - please don't ever question my 'fandom'
Edited by Squeak, 07 December 2012 - 04:59 PM.