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12-11-2012, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Kriss E View Post
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.
it isnt just a "life choice" for thwe players anymore ? really...

and, dont talk about bias, cause as much as you could pretent not to have any (or very little), yours is obvious to anone with half a brain.

Originally Posted by Kriss E View Post
Well that's a problem with their entourage. But if a kid from the ghetto, who's got absolutely nothing with crackhead parents, friends in gangs, jail or dying, can still make it out, then so can Ryan with factory worker parents.

Certainly helps when your parents can pay for your education and direct you properly, but as I said, that's a whole other issue.

Sure, but do you have half a billion dollar to invest?
so, what you're saying is, guys like Molson and Dolan are privileged. Hmmmm...

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