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10-11-2012, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by impudent_lowlife View Post
I believe that the players realize this and that they are committed to not folding to the owners' pressure. I found this great article written in July by James Mirtle:

The gist of the article is that the NHL is a profitable enterprise, as a whole. The problem is that its profits are unequally distributed. Until there is workable system of revenue sharing where all teams become profitable (which, in theory, is possible) the NHL and the NHLPA will be going through this song and dance every few years.
Even if the NHL is profitable they are likely to go to lockout every few years. Capital doesn't just want profits, it wants profit growth, and a good way to achieve that is to cut the costs of labor.

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