Lockout V: Take the Long Way Home
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12-21-2012, 04:21 PM
Join Date: Nov 2012
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I dunno, I think that working out a fair deal that benefits both "sides" and is
in line with other sports leagues in North America
might do the trick.
NHL hockey IS NOT like the other sports. The other three are popular in every nooks and crannies of the USA: not hockey ! It is still a REGIONAL sport in the US while it is THE National sport in Canada, a country 10 times smaller in population.
As long as Fehr and the players won't accept and understand that hockey cannot get the same exposure and $$$ of the other major sports, they are condemned to hit a brick wall, a very thick and high one.
Of course NHL hockey players are great athletes and the best in their business, but some Amateur Canadian (even American) athletes in Olympic sports are as good and train as hard, and get a fraction of what a NHL hockey player is making.
And I will never understand how you can have a UNION like blue collars and in the same time have agents to handle to negotiate their fat contracts and handle their millions.
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