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08-24-2012, 10:31 AM
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SkullSplitter
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Originally Posted by Chancellor Vitale View Post
You're assuming a lot and the Penguins' financial situation is a lot better than it used to be, without or without Crosby. The team has much deeper pockets now, a new arena, etc. You can't assume just because we're not Philly or NY that any player proposal is going to be "bad for the Penguins".

To answer your other question, there is no fundamental problem the league faces financially. The problem is the owners decided to make a money grab and won't back down from a ridiculous position. They have intended to lock the players out from the beginning of the summer IMO. They knew there was no chance in hell the proposal they made would fly, on any of the major points.
I don't see an NHL where the Flyers can buy 4 million in cap space from the Coyotes to be too good for the Penguins.

Sure with Burkle & the new Arena they're in a lot better of a place than they were 10 years ago, but still, they're not as deep in the black as the really big market teams & the less cap stability there is I worry about a self-imposed budget coming into play for the team.

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