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10-27-2012, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by MacOfNiagara View Post
Probably the best term to sum up the players arguments. They lose a lot of credibility by consistently regurgitating these ridiculous talking points.

The two most mind numbing

"We would be willing to play under the current contract"
"Record Revenues"

Surprised that in the most recent Fehr interview that one of the numerous sports reporters didn't ask for clarification on the difference between revenues and profits.
That's not fair to the players; they have zero control over how well a particular hockey organization is run, and thus how profitable a team is. Their job is to play hockey, and indirectly to generate revenue, not to generate a profit. It's up to the owners, and team management in general, to create a budget that works for them within the constraints of their individual team revenue.

Revenue is way, way up since the last lockout, more than player salary growth, I believe. If you want to blame someone for the lack of profitability of various teams, blame Bettman for blocking relocation and blame individual team managers for poor business decisions.

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