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Who here would like to see the NHL completely dissolve?

View Poll Results: Would you like to see the NHL crumble and see a new league created?
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10-28-2012, 05:59 PM
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Who here would like to see the NHL completely dissolve?

I mean, cease to exist.

I would love to see the league fold and see a new one start up. New commish, new rules, 20 teams, etc.

I would love to start from scratch.

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10-28-2012, 06:05 PM
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as a theoretical exercise, to see what happens, yes I would.

In real life, no

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10-28-2012, 06:06 PM
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I dont know if I could get behind this.
I would like to see a few changes, but not enough to start a new league

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10-28-2012, 06:07 PM
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Not a chance...the players would be lucky to see 30% of the revenue...

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Yes, but I can't vote. Imagine one more "yes" vote.

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10-28-2012, 06:08 PM
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I'd like to see the NHLPA completely dissolve and to come back as a group who works on behalf of their own best interest.

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10-28-2012, 06:10 PM
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I dont know if I could get behind this.
I would like to see a few changes, but not enough to start a new league
I think the NHL is at a point where there needs to be a radical change and I don't think it will happen unless the league crumbles. There are far too many teams in bad markets. But I don't see the league getting rid of 10 teams. Bettman needs to go...but he's not going anywhere.

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10-28-2012, 06:10 PM
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Not a chance...the players would be lucky to see 30% of the revenue...
that'd be awesome

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10-28-2012, 06:11 PM
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People are absolutely fooling themselves if they think a new league would not have the same problems as the current ones.

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10-28-2012, 06:14 PM
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I'd like to see the NHLPA completely dissolve and to come back as a group who works on behalf of their own best interest.
Best post of the thread.

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10-28-2012, 06:14 PM
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Essentially tanking the NHL is what Bettman wants to do since he can't get his beloved sunbelt teams to succeed. He's like "**** you all, if I can't have my way, everyone will suffer". Why remove the NHL when you can remove Bettman instead. Don Cherry would make a better Commish

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Just because of your anger and frustration that you want to destroy the strong momentum NHL has built? Hockey won't even be considered a "niche" sport in the States if the NHL dissolves.

Think it over.

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10-28-2012, 06:18 PM
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Just because of your anger and frustration that you want to destroy the strong momentum NHL has built? Hockey won't even be considered a "niche" sport in the States if the NHL dissolves.

Think it over.
I felt this way even prior to this lockout.

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10-28-2012, 06:19 PM
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Essentially tanking the NHL is what Bettman wants to do since he can't get his beloved sunbelt teams to succeed. He's like "**** you all, if I can't have my way, everyone will suffer". Why remove the NHL when you can remove Bettman instead. Don Cherry would make a better Commish
I think Bettman is here to stay. I don't think he'll get pushed out. I see him retiring sort of like Stern.

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10-28-2012, 06:22 PM
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Just because of your anger and frustration that you want to destroy the strong momentum NHL has built? Hockey won't even be considered a "niche" sport in the States if the NHL dissolves.

Think it over.
That's a laugh. Any momentum that was built by the league has long been destroyed by this current lockout.

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10-28-2012, 06:25 PM
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Why would anyone want hockey to go away?

It would be hysterical if it did happen if the new professional model was a complete profit sharing model that fully eliminated any and all advantages of the large markets and made a team sink or swim based solely on team merits rather than market size and $$, however. If for no other reason than to stop threads pushing the "contract the markets I don't like" angle.

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Do I want to say goodbye to every franchise's name, jersey, logo, history etc, especially that of the Rangers, who I grew up following and being entertained by, because two months of hockey have been cancelled? No. No I don't.

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This would suck immensely. The Stanley Cup. The original 6. Records. Rules. Everything would be different. I would probably stop following professional hockey all together. Not only that, but I have a pretty thick hockey collection (NHL). I can't imagine it going the way of the WHA. I would cry.

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Hockey won't even be considered a "niche" sport in the States if the NHL dissolves.
OK.

Why would that necessarily be bad?

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This would suck immensely. The Stanley Cup. The original 6. Records. Rules. Everything would be different. I would probably stop following professional hockey all together. Not only that, but I have a pretty thick hockey collection (NHL). I can't imagine it going the way of the WHA. I would cry.
Exactly. People want to throw all of this away over frustration from a lockout thats been going on for two months? Knee jerk reaction.

I don't think there's even a chance that the league folds as a result of this negotiation. If a situation arose where league collapse was even on the distant horizon, one camp or the other would take a short-term raw deal to save the league as a whole. While people think that they're approaching collapse as is, they aren't even close to that situation. If this season is cancelled and there's still no deal as next season approaches, then they're flirting with disaster. As it is, it's a frustrating situation that some people are overreacting to in my opinion.

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Hey, look, the problem is with how the money is being distributed. No sense in dissolving the League when it has been experiencing record revenues. The League simply needs to get its economic arrangements in order, and if it does that without losing another whole Season then things should continue to be Ok.

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10-28-2012, 07:09 PM
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Why would anyone want hockey to go away?

It would be hysterical if it did happen if the new professional model was a complete profit sharing model that fully eliminated any and all advantages of the large markets and made a team sink or swim based solely on team merits rather than market size and $$, however. If for no other reason than to stop threads pushing the "contract the markets I don't like" angle.
It would go away just like it's going away now..only to come back bigger, stronger, better under a different badge.

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I'm much rather see a well functioning NHL with no lockouts or strikes than see it dissolve..

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It would go away just like it's going away now..only to come back bigger, stronger, better under a different badge.
and with different teams, histories, rules, records...

Also, it's not "going away" right now. Losing part of one season isn't equal to the entire league fading away. They lost a whole season in 2004 and came back strong.

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