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09-11-2004, 10:10 PM
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Originally Posted by djhn579
YES. You provided the answer to that in your first post. A few owners are responsible for much of the losses. Those few owners have some of the highest salaries in the league and don't mind losing that money. The rest of the owners have to pay the going rate for players, and the going rate is set by people that don't mind losing money.

The only thing preventing a deal getting done is the players greed.
Then the onus should be on the owners for spending their money wisely. Why should the players care? The owners are the ones who are paying the players the money.

The NHL's losing money problems lie much deeper than giving guys like Martin Lapointe $5 million a year.

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