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09-16-2004, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by H/H
I wonder why everyone here are treating the owners like some sad puppies. I don't think they're in as dire financial need as they say. The fight goes like this:

The players want to earn more money and have more control.
The owners want to earn more money, have more control and spend less.

the difference between them is its possible for the owners to lose money, whereas the players can't. They cannot actually lose money out of their pocket. The players determine their own salary by their actions, the owner has less direct control over their profit or loss, its all about what others do (players, fans), so security is, and I think should be, more important for owners than players speaking solely on the idea of cutting back salaries in the NHL.

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