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02-04-2013, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Ozymandias View Post
Few people seem to understand that hockey in Montreal is a big business.

They think the Habs have the same freedom and luxuries to tank and sell out their vets as teams who are financially strapped. It's unrealistic. It can only happen (like our 15th place last season) when many specific things happen, and those things do not happen by design.

Little kiddies on this board still live by the illusion that the bottom line for Habs ownership is winning the cup. The bottom line is the same as any big business.
Which is probably why the Pens will never trade Crosby no matter how outrageously he gets paid to the detriment of the team (not saying he is being overpaid). The only way Crosby leaves is if his marketability halo starts to diminish even if his playing production diminished years ago.

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