Lockout IV: One likes to believe in the freedom of hockey (Moderated: see post #2)
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12-15-2012, 06:33 PM
Join Date: Jan 2011
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So? You hate parity because the Wings can't buy a cup now? Really? How is a team being able to buy a cup every year good for hockey?
I hate parity because it waters down the product. While the Wings were loading teams with high caliber talent other teams were as well. When those teams met you saw hockey played at a very high level. Now all the teams are mediocre and IMO the product isn't as good. I would argue that Detroit's owner made a series of good decisions. He bought a hockey franchise in a hockey market. He hired quality management. He marketed his product. He produced a hugely successful team and sustained it for an extended period of time. Now his hands are tied and the product suffers. Teams like the Yankees and the NY Rangers have proven that simply spending the most money doesn't win you championships every year but with parity the cup is simply a roll of the dice. Whoo hoo! My team was the least bad!
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