Lockout thread #2: mediation done - no progress
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11-21-2012, 05:00 PM
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Edmonton, AB
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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?
I have to say I am starting to almost be completly on the side of the owners. The owners winning is the only way the league will remain viable and in the best interest of future players. IMO the current players are starting to look selfish, they basically want all that is owed to them knowing that it will hurt players not under contract and future players.
As you said half the teams are losing money. That isn't viable. Sure there are some teams like the leafs. However, it just isn't realistic to ask them to keep 15 teams afloat. THe players have to take a cut. It is the only way the league will live. If hte players got everything they wanted it would basically garuntee that 5 teams will go under in the next 5 years.
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