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12-21-2012, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by anderson3133 View Post
As someone who is pro-NHLPA, the "fault" rests on no one particular party more than the other.

Players want jobs, that means the NHL must expand.

Where I do find some fault, though, is where the NHL refuses to explore other avenues of cost re-structuring. They keep going back to the same well; the players and their incomes.

If the NHL explored other programs like better redistribution, re-structuring the NHL schedule to have better/more rivalry games, having a cap on management team fees, having playoff games at a larger venue (like the Superbowl with higher ticket prices), etc. I wouldn't find fault in their current debacle.
sadly, if the NHL cannot find viable markets for it's product, less teams are needed, therefore less players, no industry is based on supporting it's workforce before it's product, that's ridiculous, better to grow the product in viable markets and hope that the product's quality is such that expansion into other markets is a profitable option.

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