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11-24-2004, 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Marconius
Don't you think that after half a season that new stars will be created? Sure the offensive talent won't be as good, but neither will the defence or goaltending. In fact, the extra drive & determination that the replacement players will bring might even make up for some talent shortfallings. Afterall, who would you rather watch, a team of Daigles or a team of Marchants?
How would new stars be created in half a year? The NHL has had approximatley zero players develop into supertars the last 10 years. If they can't do it with superstar level players, how can they do it with replacement players? Would a cap and replacement players automatically make Bettman a marketing genius?

Michael Jordan is probably the most famous athlete of all time, but he didn't acheive that just becuase of his basketball ability. He ahd a great marketing machine in the NBA and Nike behind him. The NHL nor Gary Bettman have never shown a tenth of that ability to market their players.

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