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02-07-2005, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Greschner4
And when a writer writes that Leonsis doesn't want to compete -- a notion that his track record completely belies -- that writer's speculation about the members of an anti-Bettman block have no credibility.
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Are we talking about the same Ted Leonsis who paid Jagr $11 million and signed Robert Lang to a $25 million deal?
Are we talking about the SAME TED LEONSIS who did everything to tank the season to get Ovechkin ?

Are we talking about the same owner who did an unethical attempt to tank by putting his G #4 (charpentier) & #5 (yeats) in the depth chart at the end of the season ?

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Originally Posted by John Flyers Fan
IMO and it's pure speculation, is that in the beginning everyone was completely behind Bettman.

As time has gone on, some owners are now thinking that "This isn't worth it ... we could get a real good deal, and play hockey this year, without trying to completely destroy the NHLPA, and killing possibly this season and next."

The only question is how many owners are thinking this ? ... which ones ? .. and are they making their thoughts heard in the league offices ???
Teams deciding it wasn't worth it is what happened in the last lockout and it forced them to accept a bad deal.

There may be owners that think that this isn't worth it but I think that it is only a few because only a small number can survive long term without cost certainty. As a group they have been saving money to support themselves over what they felt was going to be a long lockout so none of this should be surprising at all.

Colorado and Dallas are called big market teams now but what happens when they hit a rough stretch and miss the playoffs for a few years? Then they will be experiencing what teams like Edmonton and Buffalo are now so they have to take the future into account.

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Originally Posted by NYIsles1

Look, itís no secret that about seven of the 30 owners donít want a salary cap and would rather have a luxury tax (count the Flyers group in that seven, despite what Ed Snider may have said publicly thus far).

Seems Snider has said too much and no one takes what he says at face value.

Between his claims of losing revenue going to the seventh game of the conference in a modern building and claiming the Flyers have lost revenue for year this is an owner who should not have any input at all.

i openly questioned his statement about losing money on hockeytraderumors when that came out... but upon further review it isn't necessarily that much of a stretch. probably depends purely on how the money is taken into consideration for where it is coming from. as an organization there is zero way that the Flyers are losing cash btwn all the stuff that they have going on down here. however, it is a fact that teams count on playoff revenue when they set their budget, which is why they can lose money... plus the Flyers took money that was allocated for the sixers last year when they went and got Zhamnov... further evidence that the team could have technically lost money last year. creative accounting perhaps as well.

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Anybody catch The Best Damn Sports Show? Roenick basicly repeated this entire article. Guess we know who his source is.

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Ok course the owner of the Capitals is going cheap now, his AOL stock is tanking.

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