I follow NHL, MLB and NFL. I'm an Oilers fan and although they have had some rough seasons, the Edmonton media doesn't seem to get under the skin of the players. On the other hand, the Toronto media seems down right nasty to the Maple Leafs players. The players certainly don't seem like they want to be doing it. Case in point from this morning: http://www.tsn.ca/video/phaneuf-have-you-played-sports-before-1.251767 Are the players under contractual obligation to answer questions to the media. I think they are in the NFL (see Lynch "I'm here so I don't get fined") but is that true of all pro sports? If so, what recourse do the players have when the media is playing fair?