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10-26-2004, 11:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Brooklyn Ranger
And the owners are completely united?!

Absolutely, by a million dollar cap--the one preventing them from speaking out. The players are exercising their right to free speech--something the owners don't have right now. But, just because they are frustrated doesn't mean they will cave into whatever the Bettman demands.
On that note, I still find it humorous that while most teams issued official statements "fully supporting" the NHL's decision or simply "supporting" it, the Rangers issued no statement at all. Personally I don't think Dolan gives a crap and the only reason he's going along with it is because Slats is telling him the Rangers wouldn't be competitive this year anyway and ticket sales probably would've taken a hit without enough marquee names.

You gotta believe that if this were the beginning of last season when we still had Leetch, Lindros, Kovalev, etc., Dolan might not have supported a lockout (assuming that he's supporting it now, which is not a given by any means).

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