The lockout thread
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10-18-2012, 05:53 PM
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yeah, this is the ONLY sport that has had to cancel an entire season.
It's also the poorest of the big 4 sports.
The players also get guaranteed contracts.
Yet when the majority of owners are losing money, they can't throw them a bone so they can make a profit too?
The Owners are worth many hundreds of millions of dollars. Most of the teams in the league turn a profit. They own an asset that is worth a few hundred million dollars. Why is it the players responsibility to throw the owners a bone when it was the owners who escalated contract prices to where they are now. You cannot be for the market dictating how an individual should be paid, and then complain that the market has paid out contracts you deem to be to rich. How anyone can feel sorry for the owners in this situation is beyond me. Players have a limited career to make as much money as they can so they can be comfortable after their playing careers are over. The Owners may have to sell one of their yachts or vacation homes because they deem their NHL team to be a "losing investment" (which by the way is extremely arguable). It is mind-boggling to me how anyone can think in this situation that the players are the greedy ones in all of this.
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