Bettman has played this perfectly!
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07-09-2005, 07:49 PM
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People keep forgetting that the big winners in all of this could be Europe. The whole talk of Crosby going to Switzerland for the money, the fact that many Europeans only come over here for the money, the new economics could kill the global face of the game and keep talent in Europe where the teams will pay for it. As the NHL tries to improve it's game skill wise they may not realize that they could see a giant outflux of skill. If that's the case Bettman still loses as his new economic certainty could see the league reduced to second tier players as the first tier goes for an easier season and more money across the pond.
And the NHL suffered from lack of skill BEFORE the Euro invasion????
Please...stop this Euro's not coming crap.
There is 1 NHL and it IS the stage for hockey.
It has enough drawing power to make players play through the cap. In case you haven't noticed, even WunderSid WANTS to play in the NHL even under the cap. Ovechkin just said the same. Both with Euro/Rus teams offering significantly more money.
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