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11-01-2004, 12:56 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Danbury, CT
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you're going to be out there paying $100+ for tickets, $6-7 for beers, 44 games per year, plus playoffs, and the sponsors will come out and pay top dollar for a product a notch above the AHL? If it comes to scabs, the NHLPA will win because the arenas will be empty, sponsorship will not be at full strength, and everybody would eventually see that Bettman's plan is a disaster and the owners would be dying for real players to fill-up their arenas.
It's never been about the player(s).
It's always about going to see the Rangers play (insert team here) and I could care less who played with who.
But I can't speak for everyone else. I just know that we have all been pining for this team to rebuild, in any true rebuild, there's a period of 2-3 years where the team is a band of no name players. If we are pining for that, and the majority of posters here are on board with the rebuild, then why would it be a problem for the league to go through a period of adjustment and let the stars of tomorrow work their way into the new fabric of the NHL.
Do you think that Sidney Crosby isn't going to play here in 2 years becasuse there's a cap? Or even god forbid, there's no union (which wouldn't be a bad thing with today's vast employee labor laws)? How about the group of players that we have in our system? We talk about allowing players to play, here's where we can put our money where our mouths are and again as the title states. I would.
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