CBA Talk II: Shut up and give me YOUR money!
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10-29-2012, 04:55 PM
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Join Date: Aug 2006
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That too. I think you can grow the game anywhere, it's that good, but it takes time. If the owners are serious about it they need to help give Nashville the time to do it. More hockey markets means bigger TV deals means everyone makes more money.
NHL owners want the players to pay for these teams to grow the game in non hockey markets. Seems ass backwards for the employee's to be the ones investing in the leagues future when they likely aren't going to be the ones around to reap the benefit.
I don't think you necessarily need to grow the game to non-traditional hockey markets. There are more markets in Canada available to the NHL than any other professional sports league (aside from the CFL which is 100% Canadian). Not to mention there are several unserved US markets that would most likely outdraw many currently served and failing NHL markets. I understand the need for a US TV deal, but what network will want to commit to a league that's failing in 33% of its markets regardless of where they are? There's all this talk about population size and the potential, but if you can't reach those people then its pretty pointless.
Zomg LUONGO should have moar SHUTOUTZZZ!!! Offense can't score but it's Luongoz fault!!!!111
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