Lockout Discussion Thread 3.0
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12-04-2012, 04:20 PM
Join Date: Mar 2008
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17 of 30 teams were profitable
Big deal. Please, let us move on now. Franchises are overvalued, more specifically, struggling franchises are overvalued. And as you point out, 13 teams are operating at a loss.
As I have said many threads ago, there are too many teams playing in front of empty seats and this is the real underlying issue as to why Bettman and some owners are trying ever so hard to pinch as much as they can from the pie.
Like I have said in the past, the irony to the NHLPA's strong stance is that they will indirectly bring to open the real issues at the core - and the solution is one that holds even more consequences in the short term than if they had accepted the latest of offers. So what the NHLPA is really accomplishing is getting to the root of the problem, and for that, I applaud them.
Sure, an 2 extra teams in Canada can replace some jobs, but we have realistically a handful of teams that need to disappear to have a truly sustainable and functional league.
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