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09-02-2012, 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Roof Daddy View Post
Very good point. I too find myself siding with the owners. The players are playing a game of chicken they can't win. While some owners will actually take a financial hit by missing the season (Leafs, Rags, Nucks), there are way more owners who will actually benefit by not having a season (PHX, NYI and CBJ lost a combined 45mil in 2010-11 season). The players, if they're lucky, might make a third of what they would in the NHL. We're talking north of 1.5 billion in lost revenue by the players if they choose to play in Europe. Why the two parties can't agree on a 50-50 split of revenues is beyond me.
Good points, the owners know they can play hardball and out wait the players. Owners constantly prove you don't have to be wise to have money. They screwed up the last cba and want to make all the loopholes go away.

Unfortunately it's the hardcore fans that lose out in this battle.

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