Lockout discussion thread 2.0
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11-22-2012, 02:37 PM
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Canberra, Australia
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Now that we are still locked out at the end of November, do you really believe earlier negotiating was going to lead to a resolution? This lockout is about using lost wages and revenue to put pressure on the other side.
No, NHL players will have plenty of money too. Everyone involved is rich, some richer than others. But for some reason, posters here mention player wealth much more than they do owner wealth. Maybe because it's more public, especially with the cap, I don't know. Even the most casual fans know Gomez's cap hit, but the most intense fans don't know Molson's earnings. Whatever the reason, the argument that "players make a lot of money, so the owners must be right" is misleading.
The same thing happened in Wisconsin when governor Walker attacked unions to give tax cuts to the Koch brothers.
Lots of people complained that teachers make $70000\year for an easy, fun job. Those same people did not have a problem with the wealth of those who would benefit from the cuts.
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