Lockout thread #2: mediation done - no progress
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11-21-2012, 04:03 PM
Join Date: Nov 2009
Originally Posted by
Blue And Orange
The NHL just hit record revenues last season and popularity in the US was starting to pick up momentum. The league has competitive balance and parity.
What more does the NHL want.
The NHL before the 04 lockout, the league was bleeding from its throat and needed a radical economic change and fans reluctantly supported the owners despite losing that year.
Probably for all owners to be able to exist and not claim bankruptcy. Half of the owners right now are losing money and are better off with a lockout. That right there should tell you that the players need to take a paycutt, or risk losing their jobs. Unfortunately the players don't care or are uninformed.
You obviously believe that in 2004, the owners were in trouble. The league actually owns a team right now due to bankruptcy and half the teams lose money. Do you really think the owners, as a whole, are better off in 2012 than 2004?
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