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11-05-2012, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by HisIceness View Post
These guys have to know that another lost season would be the death of this league. Players would bolt for the KHL, and for a good number of fans it would have been the last straw.

Hopefully this will be resolved before next week and we won't have to go through this **** again for many years.

Honestly, I don't think they give a crud about the KHL--maybe you lose a Jagr or a Radulov here or there, but the KHL just doesn't have the depth of money to get Canadian stars or even many non-Russian players to defect any time soon.

The real scare to both sides is that they scare away corporate money and TV partners from giving full value to the NHL. I mean, who would do a 10 year deal with the NHL or NHLPA right now given the reality that a work stoppage seems to be the only negotiating ploy either side knows. Without advertising or TV--you might as well send all the teams back to canada where they can play for CFL money and compete with competitive bull riding for TV time.

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