Rob Rossi: An inside look at how Lemieux, Pens tried to save NHL season
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12-12-2012, 09:37 AM
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Fehr, Bettman and owners like Jacobs and Leipold are what has caused us to lose this many games.
Nice to see that not all owners are oblivious though. By Bergevin being there, i would assume Montreals ownership is also not one of the hardliners.
You have montreal and toronto willing to negotiate (2 of the 3 teams that accounted for the supposed 83% of league revenue) and then you have morons like Leipold who hand out 90M$+ contracts to 2 players on one day and then turn around and say "we cant have these ridiculous contracts" and Jacobs who's never cared about anything but his pockets.
When players see someone like Leipold how do you think they feel? You gave us giant contracts, and now you dont want to honor them.
Throw in Dolan. By all accounts I've read, the big 3 (Toronto, NY, Montreal) are moderates in these negotiations. However, that's not surprising since under any capped system, these three markets are practically guaranteed huge revenue and huge profits.
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