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01-04-2013, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by *Injektilo View Post
To be honest, I need someone to explain to me why anyone would take a side here. I don't get it. They are both trying to protect their interests and maximize the best deal for themselves. In other words, they're just doing business. Why would anyone get all emotional and choose one over the other?
Because the league threw away half a season of hockey to get unnecessary concessions -- and they haven't even address the most obvious fix: making a bigger gulf between the floor and the ceiling. Does anyone actually think the players would have gone on strike for half a season if the league hadn't tried to hit a home run, despite huge growth and record profits?

They threw half a season away out of greed. Some of us actually like watching hockey and find it irksome that the NHL can't get out of its own way (over and over again).

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