2012-13 Lockout Discussion Part III (First 2 weeks of season cancelled)
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10-01-2012, 09:16 AM
Join Date: Nov 2011
Barch statements are ridulous on several levels.
His comments about "Cognanc drinking cigar smoking owners in one of their five homes" particulalr bothers me. Doesn't he understand that is EXACTLY how the fans look at him (and anyone else who is pulling in $875k per year)?
Everything is relative. Disparaging someone because they have alot of money is stupid. There are good guys who own teams and bad guys who own teams, just like players.
I disagree about contraction. Every NHL player is really good today as opposed to 20 years ago. Barch and Prust could skate circles around the grinders of the 70s, 80s, and 90s.
The locations of the teams is problematic and is in part due to cost of tickets. Because the NHL has such a small TV contract owners have to make money from tickets. People will show up in Long Island, Dallas, Sunrise, Florida, Tampa, Phoenix, Columbus and pay good money when the team is good, but they aren't shelling out $100 a night for an average/bad team.
When baseball went through their labor issues everyone wanted to get rid of the Twins I remember. 5 years later when they were in the playoffs, they were selling out and eventually got themselves a beatiful new statidum.
Revenue sharing is the only real answer.
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