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09-18-2004, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by hockeytown9321
He did a helluva job negotiating national TV deals. Every single one he got was for less money and less games than the last. He watered down the league through expansion, making the game less marketable. He gave into the NBA and ABC to make the schedule condensed, leading to more injuries and agian a less marketable product. He's had several marketable, superstar players under his watch, which he did nothing with. I guess the question is is the league better or worse off than it was when he took over, and how much blame does he take? I tend to give him alot.
What would you rather have. A multimillion dollar deal TV deal in the states that advertises your product or no deal and no TV exposure????

The TV networks have good reason for the conditions they asked for. TV ratings for NHL games are the lowest of the major sports in the States.

Don't look at the results so much. Look at what drove the results and what you could possibly have done different.

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