Lockout V: Take the Long Way Home
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12-28-2012, 01:51 AM
Join Date: Dec 2011
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The players aren't losing anything except money they haven't earned yet.
The owners are watching money they already had and invested lose value.
That's all that needs to be said.
Really? The players earned 1.8B last year. They're earning less than 100m combined this year. Half the owners lost money last year (or a 1/3 - pick whatever number makes you feel better)... assuming there's no season, 100% of the owners will lose money on hockey operations, yet will eventually win overall due to increase franchise value, and a better CBA. And no season doesn't mean they'll lose more than actually playing (for some of them).
So at the end of the day, 100% of the players lost money they can NEVER EVER recoup. 100% of the owners will lose money that they WILL recoup.
So who wins? This is a lose lose for the players. The ONLY way the players "win" is if they get rid of the cap. And even then the majority of the players lose. The cap has decreased the top salaries, yet increased everyone else's (which is the majority of the NHLPA).
"Itís not as if Donald Fehr was lying to us, several players said. Rather, itís as if he has been economical with information, these players believe, not sharing facts these players consider to be vital."
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