2012-13 Lockout Discussion Part V: The "Back to square one" Edition
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10-25-2012, 03:51 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
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Because the players hired him so that they do not get bent over. And they will follow him.
I do not disagree But I beleive that they will follow Fehr.
yes, but when the club has not brought in ANY income, value goes down Rangers are worth what? I do not recall, but lets' say between $400-500. Maybe more. If this season is canceled, the sole revenue that they bring in is from the season tickets being sold. The anciliary revenue is gone. But not teh anciliary fixed expenses. Now go to next year. Now there is not one penny from ticket sales either. Now you have an albatross of an investment and the fixed expenses that go with it, and NOTHING else. Not only that, but with two canceled seasons, the NHL will now play the last two years of the television contract completely for free.
IMO, THAT is what Fehr believes will eventually break the owners
I would be absolutely shocked to see this extend over two years in order to bridge the gap that exists between the two sides now. Doing so would absolutely destroy the league for both sides. Even if the players got more than what they're asking for now, they'd lose big time by coming back to a league that is a shell of it's former self. Casual fans would be gone and I'd bet that most hardcore fans would have found other ways to watch hockey by then.
Also, I don't believe for one second that the PA is prepared to not get paid for two years. They would and will split long before then.
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