If there is no season this year I'm canceling my season tickets next year. It's not worth my time to get very excited about this team and have another lock out in 5-7 years when we're ready to have a good run at the cup.
Plus I'm just starting to get resentful towards the owners and players and am starting to not want to spend money again.
After the last lock out I didn't start watching hockey again until 2009. This may happen again.
I wish the NHL and PA learned from the last little round of negotiations and didn't address the media every day. They always just use it as a chance to get on their soapboxes and further dig their heels in. The PR game is over, they need to realize they are at the edge of a cliff and just get something done
start from scratch. New league with 24 teams. nhl is broken
Alright lets choose the cities.
8. Quebec City
9. New York City
16. San Jose
21. San Jose
24. New York Islanders
Reason I left NYI on there is because they are moving to a better arena, closer to their rivals and in an area that has a higher population density.
Hard salary cap at $50m
Contracts can only be max length of 5 years. Cap hit matched contract. 255m 5y contract is 5m cap hit.
Talk of decertifying the union in the future if the league continues to stiff-arm CBA negotiations by using lockouts. Would open up a huge can of worms in pro sports, although the NFL's players tried the same thing and were rejected by the Courts.
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