2012-2013 Lockout Discussion Thread (Part II)
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09-08-2012, 02:47 PM
Section 208 Row 15
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Long Island, NY
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dude things change in 8 years, the sports world has changed dramatically. the nfl and nba owners got great deals, how could you even fault the nhl owners for wanting something like that?
and no the owners aren't COMPLETELY at fault. the players took way too long to come to the table. way too long. the league was ready to sit down 6 to 10 months before the players sat down.
and by your last point, yes players sacrifice their bodies every night. you're right. but they do not have the expenses the owners do. the players don't have to pay all of the bills. the players don't have to invest money in renovations like our owner is to generate more revenue. and who benefits from more revenue? both the owners and the players.
both sides need each other, and both sides are to blame.
Your right, things change -- however the NHL is not the NBA or the NFL. It is a much smaller league, especially in the US. The owners need to realize they are the 4th major sport and move on.
And lets be honest, owners do have plenty of expenses. But this lockout is not about meeting those expenses, it is about greed. They want more money because what they have now is not enough. With the exception of a few teams, the owners are trying to get as rich as possible at the expense of the fans and players.
We can agree to disagree, but I think the owners are 100% wrong. Gary Bettman has ruined the sport.
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