Krys Barch has played 304 games in the NHL for the Dallas Stars and Florida Panthers, before signing with the New Jersey Devils in July. He has 669 penalty minutes and 31 points. He is not one of those players fortunate enough to land million dollar deals overseas during the NHL lockout; nor is he the type of player, at 32 years old, that would be handed a gig in a North American minor league.
On Saturday night, through his Twitter feed (@KrysBarch), Barch let out all of his frustrations. About his lot in life. About the owners. About the work stoppage, and what the uncertain future means for his family. Even about relocation to Canada.
We’ve cleaned up some of the grammar and punctuation, but the words are his. Check out what one blue-collar NHLer thinks of the state of the League: