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11-29-2012, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by DAChampion View Post

Really, the absolute worst case scenario for an owner is investing 300 million (a small fraction of their total money), being totally incompetent and inept in hiring management, and thus losing 3 or 4 million a year and selling the team later for 200 million, and still having billions left over. That situation is infinitely better in every way than a young person losing 5-10 years of their lives and not making it.
I love how you stripped it down to its infancy. The above scenario isn't how it works. If you owned a team that lost 10 million a year, for 10 years.. where are you accounting for your losses?

If you invested 300 million into a team, what return on your investment would you expect? What do you think is fair? If the NHLPA can't make the game profitable for the owners, its really not viable no matter what scenario you post.

The billionaire owners you speak of... what are we really talking about here these days.. a handful if that? You can't tell me any player in their right mind would want to own a team, rather than collect a paycheck (The entire Mario fiasco saved for a raiy day )

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