Lockout discussion thread 2.0
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11-21-2012, 06:23 PM
Join Date: Apr 2009
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The NHL has added teams and grown revenues since Bettman took over. The main beneficiaries of that growth has been the NHLPA players. Yet many of them feel compelled to hurl insults on a daily basis. I've never really liked Bettman's demeanor or the way he articulates his message but a lot of players are making a very good living because of his efforts. But I guess they don't see it that way.
Not to mention, if the player share was 40% of HRR or even less than that today, most of the players already in the NHL would still be here and there would still be thousands of others trying to make it there.
Can't say the same for the owners. If we assume that there are teams losing money, why would anyone want to enter into a business venture that will cost him money to obtain, and then lose money thereafter. Sure you can relocate the teams, but you still need to get an owner willing to spend the cash on a high-risk/low-reward long-term project.
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