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11-15-2012, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Copperhead View Post
My problem with the owners contention that they are losing money is that a lot of them don't really seem to treat it like a business. With they way they throw money at players it seems to me that they are concerned with winning first and business second. I'm pretty sure most owners (if they wanted to make money) would do a lot better playing the stock market.

The truth is that the owners are in this due to their passion for the game (or maybe their own egos) but they seem to have forgotten that passion in these negotiations. I do not get a sense from them that they care about the game of hockey at all in the last few months. Where did that passion go?

Answer: Gary Bettman sucked it up into his vortex of apathy.
Either way you look at it then, the owners hold the high cards. It was their money that bought the team and the expences that go with it. The top 20% of the players(the elite) are the voices that are screwing it up for the other 80%. Owners can play games all day long. Players not so much.

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