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09-15-2012, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Habsterix View Post
Of course, them voting in favour of a lockout means that they all support Bettman. If they vote in two weeks, a month, it could be very much different.

If you watched That's Hockey on TSN last night, Pierre LeBrun was quoting NHL executives saying the exact same thing.
What you don't understand is business and math. The lockout benefits the rich teams more than the poor ones in the long run. Molson is currently paying out 56% in costs to players cost, if they get that down to 49% or whatever, all the extra money he pockets.

10 years making an extra 11% profit is worth more than losing one years revenue. Everything that Bettman can squeeze out of the players goes into his pocket.

If I'm a new owner and planning to be a long term owner, I 100% support breaking the players union a 2nd time because it means in 10 years time, when it comes to the next CBA, it will be easier to get them down to 43%.

You need to think as an owner to understand.

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