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Bobby Orr wants the players to get a fair deal

Bobby Orr

Boston Bruins legend Bobby Orr greets current Bruins players prior to their NHL hockey season-opening game against the Philadelphia Flyers in Boston Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)


Boston Bruins legend Bobby Orr isn’t happy with the NHL owners’ labor proposal. hears it from Orr, who now works as an agent, about how the players are looking to get a fair deal done and that the owners’ proposal just won’t cut it. No. 4 just hopes the fans understand the players’ view on things.

“Players want their fair share, and that’s what it’s all about and I think it’s very unfair if fans, until they understand and see everything what’s out there, that they suggest that the players are being greedy.”

It takes a lot to get Bobby Orr riled up and after the players gave up a lot during the 2004-05 negotiations, it’s clear he feels they’ve given up enough already.

In case you’ve forgotten, the owners’ proposal wants to cut the players’ share of the revenue from 57-percent to 43-percent among other cost reducing ideas.