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12-07-2012, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by coldsteelonice84 View Post
Probably. It's something that needs to happen, at the very least with Phoenix. I don't think it would be a good idea to pull the plug on CBJ. It is still early, they've always sucked but are looking better and I think they have decent fan support despite how bad it has been.
The question of losing franchises was posed to Bettman in the news conference yesterday. He didnít respond directly but obviously there is a big concern there. I wonder if the players have even considered the fact that revenues are going to suffer significantly no matter what happens now, and that 60 playerís jobs could very easily be lost with franchises folding up. Fehr talks like he cares about the game but he has carefully spoon fed and shaped the playerís perspective and manipulated the facts in many cases. The group think mentality that we have seen in public is short sighted on many fronts. Some players haved spewed off about Bettman treating them like idiots, and yet don't seem to see what's going on right under their collective noses.

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