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12-07-2012, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by 4evaBlue View Post
Agreed 100%. Bettman is trying to grow the game's popularity throughout North America, and even in Europe, but I think he's not going about it the right way. I don't know what the right way would be, but it's not by moving teams into the middle of the desert, where noone cares about the game.

It increases parity across the league, where small market teams don't have to contend against retarded cap circumventing retirement deals in order to obtain/retain elite talent. Look no further than the Weber offersheet match.
Look no further than the NYI offering Rick Dipietro a 15 year deal the set this ball in motion.. Now the NYIs are crying foul on long contracts and can't compete in a hard cap system, with the owner wanting to relocate his team to Brocklyn, NY.

Now we have a lockout to protect bad Owners from themselves and their own foolishness, while the owners blame the players for the way they run their businesses.

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