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Chelios says the players have talked about their own league

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02-15-2005, 09:32 AM
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Chelios says the players have talked about their own league

From todays NY Times....

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The alternatives after a canceled season were troubling to some.

Chelios told a Detroit television station that several teams would fold and that players had considered starting their own league next season. "We've talked about that already," Chelios said. "We're going to prepare to start our own hockey, maybe six teams, eight teams."
Pure bluster or reality?

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/15/sp...tml?oref=login

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:lol

oshl 2?

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Actually, I think it would be great if they did. They would come to realize the full range of operations and more importantly costs in operating a league. They might begin to appreciate what they have had in the NHL.

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Will the player's league have cap?

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What arenas will they play in?

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no one will pay money to watch him, Hatcher, and Draper shoot the puck around for 60 mins.

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Nothing would give the players a better insite into how unreasonable they are being than actually running a hockey team.

Let's see some decent revenue sharing from the Owners and linkage accepted by the players.

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no one will pay money to watch him, Hatcher, and Draper shoot the puck around for 60 mins.
Oh come on... the players are the attraction. I'm sure they could just stand around a field and fans will pay $50 40 times a season just to watch them breath. Thrilling! Maybe someone will spit or pick their nose.

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Woo, I'm scared.

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What arenas will they use?
Where are the fans going to come from?
How will they get cash for equipment, travel, salary costs?

It's hard to take seriously a threat that doesn't have any credibility in the first place.

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I'd love to see them try.

I'd love to see them figure out a way to divide up the money between teams and how much each player gets without having any caps or limitations on earning potential.

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What arenas will they use?
Where are the fans going to come from?
How will they get cash for equipment, travel, salary costs?

It's hard to take seriously a threat that doesn't have any credibility in the first place.
For sure, in Canada, no problem, as the Brad May Charity game was sold out, with scalpers make a killing. For all you whiners and snivellers, the fans would show up, and for you few who complain, you can stay here while the rest of the real hockey fans are watching the player's league.

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best of luck losers

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Seeing as the players arent willing to take a single risk by having their NHL salaries linked to the success of the league, does anyone think they will be willing to risk their financial future in their own league? :lol :lol :lol

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From todays NY Times....

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The alternatives after a canceled season were troubling to some.

Chelios told a Detroit television station that several teams would fold and that players had considered starting their own league next season. "We've talked about that already," Chelios said. "We're going to prepare to start our own hockey, maybe six teams, eight teams."


Pure bluster or reality?

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/15/sp...tml?oref=login
I've talked about selling bags of my crap for $100 a pop, doesn't mean anyone is going to buy it.

Things to consider:
1) Can you imagine them fighting over how much each player would make? It would be hilarious!
2) How much could they possibly make trying to form their own league anyway. They aren't a very bright bunch, considering their "stance" in this lockout.
3) Who wants to see old farts like Chelios chase a puck around?


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best of luck losers. i'd pay for that like i'd pay to watch paint dry

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What arenas will they use?
Where are the fans going to come from?
How will they get cash for equipment, travel, salary costs?

It's hard to take seriously a threat that doesn't have any credibility in the first place.
Are you saying if there was a game between Edmonton Oil Cans (Oilers) players playing a game against the Calgary Torch (Flames) from the NHLPA (players league), you would even watch the game? Well, it is my bet, you don't watch the game anyway, so it wouldn't be a big lose. The game would be sold out.

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best of luck losers
Don't worry, as the new league would only play in real hockey markets, and Washington wouldn't be one of them.

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The players have never figured out that most fans support the jersey - the players are just temporary fill-ins.

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Are you saying if there was a game between Edmonton Oil Cans (Oilers) players playing a game against the Calgary Torch (Flames) from the NHLPA (players league), you would even watch the game? Well, it is my bet, you don't watch the game anyway, so it wouldn't be a big lose. The game would be sold out.
If it was that easy, the WHA would be as big as the NHL right now. A new league is not just about changing some team names. As others have pointed out, the logistics would be incredible.

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Are you saying if there was a game between Edmonton Oil Cans (Oilers) players playing a game against the Calgary Torch (Flames) from the NHLPA (players league), you would even watch the game? Well, it is my bet, you don't watch the game anyway, so it wouldn't be a big lose. The game would be sold out.
What arena would they play in? (remember the NHL owners hold the leases to the NHL arenas).

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Don't worry, as the new league would only play in real hockey markets, and Washington wouldn't be one of them.

ooooo, my feelings are hurt if the caps put a better product on the ice, quit getting rid of their veterans, then maybe more people would attend games like they did when they played in landover

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Now This is a Free Market Solution to the problem.

If the players truly feel the owners are being that unreasonable, then give them some competition. This is how all great things come to pass. When a business takes it's market for granted and as such are overcharging for the product they produce, a younger, leaner, more hungry competitor comes in to fill the market void.

In this case the void is in the 'quality' of the product produced at the cost to the consumer (the fan).

Cheer this idea, it can only make the NHL stronger. If the players fail, they'll have a greater understanding of the owners position and if they succeed there are now two viable hockey leagues to cater to the whims of the fans of the sport.

Either way.... we win! The hallmark of a voluntary marketplace.

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ooooo, my feelings are hurt if the caps put a better product on the ice, quit getting rid of their veterans, then maybe more people would attend games like they did when they played in landover
Funny how a Ducks fan says that Washington isn't a good hockey market.

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Are you saying if there was a game between Edmonton Oil Cans (Oilers) players playing a game against the Calgary Torch (Flames) from the NHLPA (players league), you would even watch the game? Well, it is my bet, you don't watch the game anyway, so it wouldn't be a big lose. The game would be sold out.
Where would they play? And if it is indeed possible, why haven't you addressed any of my questions?

You think a players league featuring Los Angeles and Anaheim would sell out? It wouldn't draw flies.

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