2012-13 Lockout Discussion Part X: Is There Any Hope? Edition
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12-26-2012, 12:39 PM
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It's amazing no one on any sports show is talking about the lockout (they did for the NBA, MLB during the work stoppage, NFL refs etc). Owners and players need to realize that hockey is just not big here in the states and if they want talk stations to care even less, then lose another season, and see how bad the sport becomes.
Their goal, like that of any business or employee, is to make a profit, not to grow the industry. Does a car salesman think, "if I dont treat this customer right and give him a great deal, that will harm yhe industry"? Of course not.
Owners dont care if they make a profit by growing hockey or by reducing salaries.
All the talk here about the league shutting down is emotional cry-baby whining. When a season is reduced to half the games, the attendance per game skyrockets because casual ticket buyers attend the same number of games but are bunched into fewer games played. That was true in 1995. The league experienced unprecedented growth from 1991 to 2005 despite two lockouts and a strike.
Anyone who says the league will shut down has no idea what he is talking about and just goes on his own emotions.
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