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12-29-2012, 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Budsfan View Post
Toronto is successful because the fans support them and they have been supporting them, even though we have not won the Stanley Cup since 1967 and haven't been in the play-offs, since the last CBA was signed.
You're missing the point here.

I am not disputing the fact Toronto has a mature and saturated market.

I am disputing the fact that San Jose is absolutely miniscule in comparison to Toronto and implementing anti-competitive rules which gives the Sharks benefit to make an extra $3 million if they use these rules to be a successful team (and in turn $1.5 million for the players) and players less economic mobility, doesn't really compare to giving Toronto the advantage of competitive rules which would see them make an extra $30 million dollars if they use these rules to be a successful team (and in turn $15 million for the players) and giving players greater prosperity through economic mobility.

Exactly and subsequently no need for a lockout and an argument about money, in other words a successful league, also they may be able to have more equal ticket pricing and Toronto fans wouldn't be paying 3 to 4 times more, than they do now, to watch a game, that is played in other NHL cities.
A lockout is always about the division of money. These players put their lives on the line for a reason at the end of the day. For entertainment. Toronto fans are going to pay whatever Tanenbaum and Rogers/Bell charges (many times more than San Jose fans). This is called competition, and it's result should be in a superior product compared to the people who pay a fraction for the same (and often times SUPERIOR) product.

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