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01-04-2013, 05:38 PM
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Apparently a lot of people were caught unawares by the nature of the NHL when they signed up for their season ticket deals. Someone should've pointed out that:
1. Ticket prices ain't cheap, and they're just going to go up (note: this may have been communicated during the "Drive to 13000" campaign).

2. Players receive very large amounts of money for their services. Even borderline NHL'ers making league minimum all take home more than 10 times the average Canadian salary. This will come as a shock to many Winnipeggers as former Jet 1.0 Keith Tkachuk was only making $6 million/season when the team left town in 1996.

3. The NHL and the NHLPA are the Hatfields and McCoys of pro sports business relationships...they tend to fight for long stretches.

4. The NHL often displays the business acumen of Robert Uihlein Jr.

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