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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

nhl- Roenick welcomes Deal

from the AP via Las Vegas Sun, Philadelphia Flyers center Jeremy Roenick said Wednesday that he's glad the NHL lockout is finally coming to an end even though the owners got the best deal and players will make less money.
"To be totally honest, I really don't care what the deal is anymore. All I care about is getting the game back on the ice," Roenick told The Associated Press by telephone.
"Unfortunately, it had to take a whole year to get to a point where we could have been last year. I'm just happy the deal is signed and we can get on with the game," he said.
Roenick heard about the settlement while playing a practice round at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at nearby Stateline at Lake Tahoe.
"It is not a good deal for the players. We are going to make a lot less money. But if it is going to make it more efficient for the owners to make money and for us to make the game better, then it is a good thing," Roenick said of the "owner-friendly deal."
"For the last 10 years, the players have made a lot of money and now we are in a position where everybody is going to make money," he said....more...