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03-23-2004, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Guy Caballero
Hey, Bombers-Habs on a Saturday night? Sounds fine to me, as long as we still got to see guys like Jose Theodore, Michael Ryder, Mike Ribeiro, and Sheldon Souray ply their trade. And unless the league couldn't afford to pay them more than what they'd get in the "working world," there's no reason to believe they wouldn't choose hockey as a career. Many oldtimers pine for the days when NHLers were "regular guys" like them and had to pitch bales of hay in the summer to buy their skates for the next season.
I'm sure Theo, and crew, would be lining up to play hockey for 30k a year, when they already have a couple million in the bank.

Why isn't the ECHL a decent market, if you believe this theory? Because the product is second tier.

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