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12-09-2012, 12:32 PM
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Fan boycott.

All right Bobby Mac just posted this on twitter and I couldn't be happier.

http://vimeo.com/55149830

It's an organized effort to boycott the NHL for ever game they cancel after the 21st.

I'm in. Are you?

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12-09-2012, 01:19 PM
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Definitely in. Gave their Facebook page a big like too.

Bob Mackenzie gave the boys some huge and deserving exposure too.

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12-09-2012, 03:52 PM
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I'm in. My only thing is that it puts more pressure on the owners rather than the players does it not? Once play resumes, players get their money whether people are watching or not. How much pressure does this actually put on the players? How much consequence does it serve them?

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12-09-2012, 05:14 PM
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I'm in, and it does make a difference for the players. Revenue is directly tied to their salaries, and their salaries will go down if sales do.

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12-09-2012, 05:14 PM
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Attendance at the AAC is already going to be horrible for the fist few games.

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I'm in, and it does make a difference for the players. Revenue is directly tied to their salaries, and their salaries will go down if sales do.
Long term yes if it was kept up, but the players locked in to contracts aren't going to suffer one bit. And that's most of them. It will just be something that's an immediate set back but won't have any real affects other than owners and workers suffering for the time being.

If you're Zach Parise you really don't care once your pay cheques stat to roll in. Nothing us fans can do about that.

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12-09-2012, 05:52 PM
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Not necessarily, the players will receive a shrinking escrow payment if they don't hit certain revenue numbers, it will be a long term and short term hit to the wallet of both sides.

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12-09-2012, 06:05 PM
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Not necessarily, the players will receive a shrinking escrow payment if they don't hit certain revenue numbers, it will be a long term and short term hit to the wallet of both sides.
I just don't think this will worry them at all and make them consider any of that. They have contracts and that's all that matters. Whatever, I get my $x million a year for the next 5 years regardless. It will surely threaten the owners more than it will them at this point. That's not what I want.

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The thing is all that money isn't guaranteed, it's the amount they make if the revenues are matched from last year, if the revenues dip any lower than that they give up whatever deficit in revenues they ran from the last year.

Basically if you are promised $10 if the league makes $20 (50/50), you put in $2 of your $10 into the escrow account. The league only makes $18, you only get $1 out of the two you put into your escrow account since you didn't match revenues from the previous year. You get $9 instead of $10, the league gets the other $9. It could make a very big difference.

Obviously that's an incredibly simplified version of what could happen, but I bet there isn't any player who would be very thrilled with losing 10% of their contract value because revenues weren't high enough.

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12-09-2012, 06:33 PM
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The thing is all that money isn't guaranteed, it's the amount they make if the revenues are matched from last year, if the revenues dip any lower than that they give up whatever deficit in revenues they ran from the last year.

Basically if you are promised $10 if the league makes $20 (50/50), you put in $2 of your $10 into the escrow account. The league only makes $18, you only get $1 out of the two you put into your escrow account since you didn't match revenues from the previous year. You get $9 instead of $10, the league gets the other $9. It could make a very big difference.

Obviously that's an incredibly simplified version of what could happen, but I bet there isn't any player who would be very thrilled with losing 10% of their contract value because revenues weren't high enough.
That's stuff I wasn't aware of. I guess if there's more to it than the simple way I was looking at it then maybe the players would take a little more heed. I'm still thinking it would put more pressure on the owners at this point regardless. I'd love to be wrong though.

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12-09-2012, 06:35 PM
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I'll boycott tickets and merchandise, but the truth is there's no way in hell I'm boycotting Center Ice when this comes back. I've been waiting too long.

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Well I live in the far north of Canada so this will be pretty easy. I pledge to only watching games at the bar for the time period.

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277 views and 12 replies? Hm.

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Or just watch streams like most of us do anyways...

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12-10-2012, 04:42 AM
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Can't do it even if I wanted to. Already got this year's STs paid for.

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12-10-2012, 09:31 AM
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Of course it's absolutely impossible and a dream but it would be so great if for the first game not one person showed up to any game throughout the entire league. Would be so akward.

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12-10-2012, 11:32 AM
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I will buy merch, i will go to games, i will watch the games. sentiment is great, but I bet most of you will do the same.

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12-10-2012, 11:50 AM
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Yeah, I find it hard to believe you guys would want to miss Jagr's first game as a Star if there's a season.

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Looks like you guys will be boycotting.

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12-10-2012, 12:58 PM
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Pathetic.

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I'm all for it.

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12-10-2012, 02:43 PM
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Pathetic.
If you want to drink the cyanide go ahead, just don't expect others to it do also.

(I don't buy merch to begin with, I stream Stars games, I normally only go to live games if given tickets. My level of contribution to the league is already pretty bare minimum)

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Pathetic.
blah blah blah. hot air, brotha.

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Haha, not directed at you guys. But I'm glad you took offense.

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