Non-Ownership Thread: Who Cares Edition
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01-31-2013, 02:10 PM
Join Date: Oct 2010
Atlanta fan sympathizes with you
The fat lady may be warming up but it's not over yet so keep your collective chins up. I really hope you guys can keep the Coyotes. The NHL seems WAY more interested in keeping you in AZ compared to the Thrashers. The Thrash were out the door within a few weeks notice.
All that being said I don't know which is crueler - the short, "off with their heads" relocation of Atlanta or this grueling "death by a thousand cuts" hack job in Phoenix.
The NHL power trust are a bunch of cold, calculated people who would sell their collective mothers out. It's hard to tell who is a good guy and who is a bad guy. My conspiratorial side tells me that Jamison could be a league shill who helped uphold the team and the city's collective spirit until a new relocation city could be brought up to speed. That city is most likely Seattle. Then when the NHL expands they'll go to the two most hockey craving places, Toronto/Markham and Quebec City, and get huge expansion fees from them. Keep in mind, the CBA allows the owners and league to keep ALL those expansion fees. They do not have to share with the players!
The above could all be bunk.
But I don't trust anyone in the NHL. Since the relocation of the Atlanta franchise I have not spent one cent on NHL licensed merchandise or media. I also have not set foot inside Philips arena since the ASG still have operating rights there. I feel terrible for you guys and hope this situation gets rectified as soon as possible.
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