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09-30-2003, 05:19 AM
Capt Barry Beck
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firstly its nice to see that this issue is getting some press stateside. I think however that hockey is a very different creature than baseball is, firstly its more international in that a higher percentage of clubs use loonies, not washingtons. Secondly baseball has twice the number of games for revenue generation. Third baseball has a true national tv contract.
Its a tough nut certainly... If the solution were simple, I suspect they would have dealt with it by now. sadly its probably going to result in little to no NHL hockey next year, so get ready for the A, which also has very entertaining hockey. It should be interesting which pro roster players (if any) play in the A, which ones go to europe and so on. Perhaps Mr Hull's new WHL maybe an option for a few.
I can see guys like Robitaille, Hull, Sakic, Modano, Yzerman with little else to prove in the NHL taking their acts to the W for franchise money.
We will all have to wait and see. All I can say is GO PACK !

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