Discussion in 'The Business of Hockey' started by Bicycle Repairman, Mar 16, 2005.
No Lockout Jibba Jabba for the Flower.
Really, i hope the owners get to address the ambassador salary cap in the next cba. One crazy owner offers 200k, and now all the owners have to pay it.
Perfect example of why the owners want to regain control of their business. Total free market without controls no longer works in professional sports. At least not when all players are connected on line and share/compare all information pertaining to finances. Players have an ego and most think they deserve more than the next guy.
This thread is poorly titled. Nothing in the article states anything about Lafleur going on strike. He is at the end of his contract, and wants to negotiate a new one when appropriate.
I don't see Guy requesting more money than his idol, Jean Beliveau for similiar appearances.
I can't find the link, but it was on TSN a few weeks back...Guy LaFluer blamed the players for this whole mess, so this is an interesting thread started by the PA mouthpiece
Not TSN, but the quote from TSN (Well down the page)
does your employment have a salary cap ? why should Guy's ?
dont say yes you have a cap, what you have is a budget.
do you not have an ego and think you deserve as much as the next guy at your work ?
i'm not sure this thread has anything to do at all with the tsn story.
i'm impressed with how distorted the title and some posts are.
first lafleur's not on strike, his contract is expiring, nothing more.
second, lafleur didn't say he wants what sittler makes. in fact, he wasn't quoted at all. it was his agent who was quoted saying ''Obviously, we'll try to improve the contract we have, but we're not saying he doesn't want to stay with the Canadiens,''..
geez, i can't believe how distorted some people's biases are starting to affect their perceptions, including the CP reporter him/herself.
Do these "ambassadors" have a union?
Don't start this garbage. This just does not work. They are completely seperate businesses, professional sports and the really world. No my employer has a budget, but if I suck it up I get fired. I am not given guaranteed raises. If I hold out for money, more often then not they will just walk away cause the market has way too many engineers in it already. In some cases if you are that valuable to a company you might be able to hold out for money, but most certainly not young in your career no matter how good you are. Other businesses are not needed in order for my company to survive, and the more competition that goes under the better it is for us. on and on and on and on. The two things cannot be compared, as professional sports is a completely different ball game.
Lots of big business have "position caps". Certain positions top out (cap) at certain dollar amounts. Let's say if you are middle management your position may top out at 45,000.00. In essense this is a cap. In Guy's instance, it would fall under their budget, obviously Toronto has a higher budget than Montreal. Whether he said things or his agent did, it kind of reduces the meaning of ambassador to the game.
My employer certainly has caps on all positions, and the NHL should be free to put in caps as well.
Typical thread from the magnificent Bicycle Repairman.