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11-15-2012, 10:47 PM
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Steve
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Originally Posted by Leaf_Crazy View Post
It all boils down to this.

There is a demand to be a player in the NHL.
There isn't a demand to be an owner in the NHL.

The players need the owners, more than the owners need the players.
Most hockey fans want to be a hockey player, but don't have the talent
Most hockey fans want to be an owner, but don't have the money

They need each other equally. Owners need players (hence, the contract issues and necessity for limiting contracts) just as much as the players need them to sign their paycheques. One doesn't happen without the other.

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