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03-08-2013, 08:56 AM
Join Date: Dec 2011
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I'm going to take a wild guess that you don't actually know what skewed/biased means from a technical statistical standpoint.
I suspect ( as its been done before) that if you conducted this poll inside an arena or in sports bar the answer would be significantly different. The NHL is not a representive democracy, its a business. If people who will never spend a dime on the NHL want to lecture the NHL on how it should be run, the NHL should thank them for their opinion and send them on their way.
Despiteback to back lockouts, demand ( measured by revenues) continues to increase, in a league that has fights, and fights are actually up in the shortened season.
Another thing is there is certainly an element of nationalism in this that I don't understand. There are tons of rights that the g&m completely ignores but the one time a guy gets KTFO between the leafs and the sens, its somehow indicative of some underlying problem. The reason its on the media has zero to do with concern for player safety, it makes the rounds for one reason, because its graphic.
A guy gets paralyzed on an iffy hit is Europe and the g&m don't say peep. In 2011 Aaron ashram knocks out beagle in much the same way and the big stink was whether ashram went too far with the go to sleep pantomime.
I'm beginning to believe that if a player acted in a far more irresponsible way that was not as visually graphic but far more injurious, the g&m would ignore it like they do most fights. People don't like fights not because of concern for player safety but for one reason and one reason only, because they are graphic and can be used to inflame people who wouldn't know a wrist shot from a wrist watch.
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