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08-27-2004, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by BlackRedGold
No. Some of the owners have venues. The NHL has the team names and the TV contracts, not the owners' new league.

Do you think TSN or CBC is going to pay the same for some new unestablished league as it would for a league with decades of history and with another unestablished league offering a similiar product? The owners wouldn't get nearly as much from its contracts.

But the owners are starting a new league to try and prevent the players from getting the money.

There are plenty of arenas around North America that are NHL calibre and aren't owned by an NHL owner. Saddledome, Rexall Centre, Rose Garden, Houston's new arena, and Arrowhead Pond to name some of them. They could also go into arenas are that are almost NHL calibre like the new Winnipeg arena, Copps Coliseum, Ottawa Civic Centre, Toronto's AHL arena, etc.

The fans would rather watch the best players in the less desireable buildings then the less desireable players in the best buildings.

The players also know if they stick together they can beat the owners' new league and get their buildings from them for a song.

It all depends on who you side with the owners or the players. I side with the owners, NHL players are to ****** greedy and want on par money that the other leagues players get,in which their is
only one problem! the NHL doesn't generate a fraction of the money the other leagues make. 76 % of all NHL revenue comes from the gate where as its around 50 % for the other leagues plus we don't have the TV revenue. When are the players going to wake up & realize they been getting paid way to much in accordance with what this league generates. If the 2 sides do form their own leagues all watch the owners, screw the NHLPA & their greedy ways.

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