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12-11-2012, 07:56 AM
Kriss E
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Originally Posted by ECWHSWI View Post
When you see $ as above everything else it's easy to be confused. Owners take financial risks, therefore anything else is somehow below as its just a "life choice"
That's not at all what was being discussed.
What was said was owners take the financial risk related to the cost of operating a NhL team. Simple, obvious, and clear.
But for some reason, the ones that have an obvious bias against owners, even that is difficult to admit.
I said, numerous times, owners take the financial risk, players take health risk. You can argue there's a corrolation, however, even in case of a career ending injury, they get every penny their contract guarantees them. So risk is minimal and they had no risk in losing any cash.

So, in order to reach, some decided to compare the decision of a young kid to pursue a career to the financial risk an owner takes running a multimillion dollar business. Not sure why anybody would need explaining as to why this is a ridiculous statement, but still some explained that the choice a kid makes to become a hockey player is no different than the risk the owner takes when he chooses to study in whatever field they go into, or the choice one makes to go into engineer or wtv.
It has absolutely nothing to do with an owner investing over 100M in a business and hoping to generate profit. Nothing. Anybody that still isn't seeing this clearly shouldn't be discussing much.

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