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12-09-2012, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by HockeyBuddha View Post
Good question.

I'll say the players. The players wouldn't have to pony up that much money, there's plenty of billionaires willing to take a chance. Fans pay money to watch a high level of talent, not a particular league.

If two leagues started next season, the nhl (with jr, minor league players) and say 10 teams with the best players in the world, guess which one I'm watching and supporting.
Highlighted is completely false and exactly the reason that the players league would never get off the ground.

The NHL has a hard enough time attracting and retaining 30 qualified owners/ownership groups... the Players league has no chance of coming close to that.

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