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01-05-2013, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Dado View Post
My theory is simple - Bettman and the owners are presenting a face that represents their collective belief in their collective self-interest. The PA is presenting its own face on the similarly complex dynamic between all the players. Regardless whether the PA or Bettman "wins", there will be winners and losers amongst the individual constituents on both sides.
in their quest for their collective self-interest, what both sides are forgetting, is the damage and complete disregard for the integrity of the game.

sure, the NHL will make money again, but so do WWE, The Amazing Race and Survivor. The NHL is closer to these then to the NFL, NBA and MLB.

the NHL is not and, in my mind, will not be a serious sport for a very long time.

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