"Of course giving Sather cap space is like giving teenagers whiskey and car keys." - SBOB "Watching Sather build a team is like watching a blind man with no fingers trying to put together an elaborate puzzle." - Shadowtron
"Used to be only Twinkies and cockroaches could survive a nuke. I'd add Habs to that. I'm convinced the CH stands for Club du Hypocrisy." - Gee Wally
Sorry, but I don't see how I have "less of a right" to complain about the labor wars. Yes, I put money into the NHL. Just like I put money into the NFL and MLB -- because I am sports fan. The other leagues seem to handle labor issues with minimal consequences, yet the NHL is on verge of losing it's 2nd full season in 8 years which is unprecedented. The NFL has a bigger revenue pool than the NHL will ever have, yet they seem to handle the situation with timelines and responsibility. The NFL has lost a total of 0 regular season games due to lockouts or strikes. They don't take advantage of the fans, like the NHL does.
My putting money into the NHL has nothing to do with the two sides acting like children and causing a stalemate because it would happen regardless. It is the nature of what has become the poorest managed league in professional sports.
Well, first off, I think the notion that you need to go to games, snatch up merchandise, etc is what makes one a "die-hard fan" is ridiculous.
More importantly, I agree with nearly everything you said. I just dont see how continuing to pump money into a dysfunctional league will produce any of the change we all deem is necessary. Im under no illusion that Im part of some huge revolution - but it does make me feel better that my money isnt the source of these constant messes.
This tweet is interesting. Its not cheap to open the arena for a game. They need to put the ice down. Why wait until November to play an AHL game? San Antonio is in the middle of home stand that week and they have no game scheduled for November 20. They are going to fly out the team from San Antonio to south Florida to play a game. Jet fuel is expensive these days. The other AHL will need to fly to south Florida. The Rangers are supposed to play FLA on November 21.
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