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11-18-2004, 03:01 PM
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HF2002
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Originally Posted by John Flyers Fan
Remember that if and when the season is cancelled, it will be Bettman and the owners that cancell the season.

You can be sure that the players and Goodenow make that very clear, when the time comes.

(no offence intended here....)

So what? No one's listening to them and it won't change anything for the fans who can't watch hockey anyway.

I really think that both sides are misjudging the Canadian fan base, and they're in for a big surprise.

How do you sell the game when the average fan looks at the overall situation and realizes that:

- ticket prices aren't going to come down, regardless of the outcome of the negotiations

- the league and the players have forgotten that they're in this together, not against each other

- it's billionaires fighting millionaires over how to divide our money

- there's no lucrative tv deal that might help stabilize the league a little more in some markets

- it's a snoozefest on the ice

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