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10-13-2012, 11:02 AM
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PdashOw
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Originally Posted by Baldy View Post
Found the piece to be very heavy on the economics side of things. Almost sounded like a counter-point to the CHLPA. Very little was said (or asked?) about on ice issues. Were there conditions on what they would be willing to talk about? Was the piece designed to be about the economics of an OHL club?
More or less, yes. As was stated in the intro, the whole thing came out of the issue about parking. When I spoke with him about his rationale for that, the interview just kept going as these other things came up. There were times when I could have turned the conversation to on-ice stuff (such as with the line Dean Youngblood brought up), but I chose to keep it to the economic side and asking questions about that.

There was some stuff about on ice (a lengthy section where we discussed balancing the need to cut spending with the need to field a competitive team, for example) that got cut for length (the piece is already 1700-1800 words), but in general, I tried to keep it about the economics of the team. I didn't want to get sidetracked too far discussing a "Kujawinski trade" or something and not be able to get back to talking about the money or whatever.

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