What would a league without a union look like?
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12-24-2012, 08:53 PM
Join Date: Mar 2003
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Almost immeadiately, players would get more money, but league parity would be destroyed.
Over time, the league would be divided into the "large market teams" (the "haves") with stacked teams and the "small market teams" (the "have nots") teams full of 3rd and fourth liners. Fans of the disenfranchised teams would realize how utterly hopeless it is, stop caring, and move on.
Eventually those teams would fold and the players would lose jobs.
So basically, in the long run: the players lose, the owners lose, and the fans lose.
Its basically what it is now. Teams like the Islanders, Oilers, Panthers, Jets, Bluejackets have no hope. Look at how bad the Oilers and Islanders are year in and year out. Besides that fluke run by the Oilers, they have been a sorry ass team and same with the Islanders.
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