Mother is angry
Keith Primeau and his brother Wayne aren't bringing up this labor issue around their mother
during family dinners.
It sounds like she isn't in favor of the players in this labor dispute.
"I take abuse from my mother about these labor issues, and this is a woman who has two sons in pro hockey,"
Keith Primeau said.
"If I can't convince my mom about the issues, how do I explain them to the fans who work their hands to the
bone in their various jobs every day?" Primeau said.
"I understand that with the money we make, it would be asinine to suggest to the average worker that there
is a problem with money. But this (labor dispute) is about much more than dollars. I just wish people knew the intricacies
involved," Primeau said.
Primeau points to the number of charity games NHLPA members are putting on as evidence players aren't cash-grabbing
"Games like this are going on all across Canada and the U.S.," Primeau said. "It's a wonderful forum for us
to use our status to showcase the game and support good causes."