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11-29-2012, 11:48 AM
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Blind Gardien
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Originally Posted by Et le But View Post
But it's clear right now both sides are letting the most ideologically zealous speak for them, and Jacobs is a symbol of this for a reason.
If they are, then it's likely because they see the potential business benefit of doing so, IMHO, not because they are cowed or being submissive...? I'm just assuming if I got to that level of wealth and power, I'd be pretty comfortable speaking up in the boardroom and extremely unlikely to let anybody push me around if I really thought they were blowing millions of my dollars and heading off the rails in their approach. I have a little more faith in NHL ownership having the business acumen and the resources to fully evaluate the potential impacts of their actions than the players, I guess... and to act accordingly in their own interests. Players have grown up "taking one for the team" and defending their own and following orders from the boss, so I can imagine them submitting to the zealot a little more easy.

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