NHL Free Agency Thread 7 (Legit Sources ONLY) Shane Doan visiting Montreal (Post 400)
View Single Post
07-20-2012, 01:55 PM
Join Date: Sep 2004
Originally Posted by
This mentality sickens me.
Nashville isn't even a "Failed market". It's not in the tier of the Atlantas, Phoenixes, etc. of the league. They're a mid-bottom revenue team in a fresh new market. You need to let these places grow. It's obvious Nashville was going somewhere. Look at LA. They went from being a bottom dweller to becoming a good team with good revenue. Look at Pittsburgh. Say what you want about "rigging a draft", but they're a key example of a team which went from no revenue to being a powerful franchise (money-wise). These contracts like the one given to Shea Weber kills small markets, and puts all the power in big markets. It's the same mentality as the MLB. I remember when the Expos, the best drafting team in the league was literally a feeder to actual teams. Your mentality leads to teams like the Yankees throwing obscene amounts of money at whoever they want in a pick and choose that cripples small franchises. I can't believe this mentality comes from people in Montreal, who had to see the Expos get ripped from us in this very way.
And remember, Montreal is a big hockey market, but we're never going to be giving the 14 million dollar contracts. If we start weeding out the small markets, eventually it's going to be us that's going to get shafted on mega contracts from billionaire franchises.
But what else do you expect? As much as pro sports in NA have evolved uncompetitive practices that would be seen as communistic were they applied in any other industry, this is still a capitalist society... Why should anyone who believes in free markets shed a tear for a small market not being able to compete with the big boys?
Montreal, in baseball, was the third world producer, doing all the work to extract resources that were the "legitimately" procured by the big boys... Nashville is in the same situation, c'est la capitalist vie!
View Public Profile
Miller Time's albums
Find More Posts by Miller Time