Lockout IV: One likes to believe in the freedom of hockey (Moderated: see post #2)
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12-16-2012, 02:08 PM
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The owners need no skill, they are money men and they are successful. As far as your MLB comparo, who are the most successful teams lately? Tigers...lots of money to put a good team on the field and fans support to make them financially successful. Yankees...same. Giants...same...Marlins...Red Sox...Rangers...Cardinals...all big teams that spend big money. You have to spend money to put out a good product, with a good product comes good fan support and good fan support means you are capable of sustaining yourself. The whole viewership and attendance being lower is something can be argued with bad economy, I bet if it was broken down by region, like Tigers being watched in Michigan, Yanks in New York, Boston, etc..viewership is roughly the same as always. People will watch a good team with good owners and management and the opposite see less support. Paying more for a team of great players makesother owners either spend more to put a better product on the field or fold. Thats basic business, make a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door.
Yeah, it's even more fun when the guys building the mousetrap (GMs) have relatively the same set of tools and material to work with it constructing their team.
I understand it's a shame that the Red Wings or teams like them just can't buy any player they need in the off season, or make a trade at the deadline for whatever piece they happen to be missing without having to consider a salary cap.
Fans around the rest of the NHL really miss those days, I'm sure.
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