“I don’t care if you don’t play hockey, I’m not going to buy your jersey.” – The Mighty Ducks
It’s not just about the game.
In the video, the two-time NHL All-Star says he doesn’t care that he won’t be able to attend his team’s home games, but says he won’ still be able watch the games on TV.
“I’m not a hockey fan,” he said.
“I want to be able play, so I’m going to watch the game.”
“The kids in the video are going to be the ones that are going, ‘That’s awesome, that’s the guy you want to see, he loves hockey,’ so it’s a nice little video.”
The two-way star has been an outspoken critic of the NHL’s new TV deal, saying the league doesn’t provide enough money for a full-time player.
He’s also not happy with the new video game format, which will have to be updated to fit with the league’s new format.
“The new format is not going be the same as the old one,” he told the Toronto Sun.
“And if it is, then they should probably make it more consistent with what we’ve seen.”
The video comes just a day after former NHL player and current TV personality, Rick Campbell, said that the NHL has failed to provide enough funding for a player in the game’s development.
“What we need is the money to pay for a development camp, the money that goes to the players to be there,” Campbell said on “Hockey Night in Canada” on Friday.
“We need the players in the league to be involved in the development process of the game and in the NHL to be at the table with the owners.”