Haggerty: Jacobs should be held responsible
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12-01-2012, 07:21 AM
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I'm with Jacobs: cancels the season, breaks the union completly and rebuild a complete new business model for the NHL. It's ridiculous for the NHL who barely has a tv deal to pay their players like MLB, the NFL and even the NBA when they generate next to nothing. NHL players have always been overpaid. It's especially true since more than the others, hockey is a team sport and talent doesn't necesseraly make you win championships. So you pay big money for guys that are making questionable difference in the outcome. And the deal the NHL is proposing, even that deal is too generous to the players. Like in 2004 where the owners thought the Cap was enough and were easy on the rest of the stuff, it came to bite them in the butt later on, again this time, they'll settle for one victory (50-50) and let the rest pass and it will hurt them again because they don't have the balls to throw the killing blow. Wheras the whole landscape needs to be restructured.
I'm not against having the players earn a bit less for the good of the game, I'm all for that, but I feel his influence is poisonous. If he thinks he can treat his fellow ownership groups as his lessers without issue, then I don't want him leading any REAL charge towards change.
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