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09-15-2012, 09:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Rowdy Roddy Peeper View Post
Players, without a shadow of a doubt. People can say they make millions, but so does the league, and the players made all the concessions last time around.

An article from a thread on the Business board sums it up nicely:

Bettman bad for business

http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1259709


Basically, Bettman wants the players to shoulder the financial pitfalls of his money-pit southern expansion experiment that has never yielded the big money TV contract he thought it would. Of course a good portion of teams aren't making money, because it was Bettman's initiative to put them in non-conventional areas. If he decides to put a team in Cairo, should the players give up more of their share to fund that too?

It's not the players responsibility to foot the bill for Bettman's goofy expansion ideas.
Hits the nail on the head. The league is mis-managed and they're asking the players to pay the price, bottom line. They did that last time. Time for the owners to suck it up and do what is necessary to manage their league properly without gouging the players every 5-10 years.

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