Lockout discussion thread 2.0
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11-11-2012, 12:29 AM
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Canberra, Australia
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Not sure how you can 100% anybody over this lockout.
Fact that both side let it go to where we are today is pathetic, and both have proven not to care all that much about the fans. When you hear guys like Ovie or Kovalchuk say they could very well stay in the KHL if there's salary rollbacks, then they show that what they really care about is money.
Or even Cole when he says he might just retire.
How much can these guys actually,
, care about fans?
Neither side have shown the slightest care for fans, and I'm overly bothered by it, after all this is a business and businesses are about cash. What's annoying is the fact they're pretending to care.
If they truly cared about the fans, and not making us go through another year without hockey, then get your ***** in those meeting rooms, meet every freaking day, all day, until you resolve the damn issue. There was absolutely no need for this to drag for as long as it has and still is.
Are you actually criticizing Ovie and Kovalchuk for the fact that they are in North America for the money?
Why else do you think they would leave their family and friends and home culture? To drink Coors Light and eat at McDonalds? No, they come here because the salaries are higher, of course.
If they resolve the issue on time, it is only because it is in their own financial interests. You really need to abandon this hypothesis that either the owners or the players are motivated by altruism or would ever be motivated by altruism in any conceivable world.
Ultimately, the owners look after the owners, the NHLPA looks after the players, and the fans need to look after themselves. It's not the players' or the owners' jobs to look after the fans, to "care" (which you underlined, bolded, and italicized) about your pain. If you're suffering from the lockout, it is important that you find another hobby, and it is your responsibility to do so.
I'm sick of hearing "what about the fans". Here's the deal with the fans. We are collectively denied the opportunity this year to spend 3.8 billion dollars and maybe a billion man-hours or more into hockey this year, we are denied the opportunity to financially support players with salaries between ten and hundred times higher than ours, and owners with net worths a million times higher than ours. If we can't find anything better to do with that spectacular opportunity, then we are the ones at fault. I for one may be spending less time watching games, which means I'm spending more time watching other things.
We will certainly all go back craving more action when the game resumes.
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