How many would support an NHLPA league ?

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  1. Jarqui

    Jarqui Registered User

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    If the season is canceled ?
     
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    Where would they play? The various NHL teams have all of the meaningful leases.
     
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    Not me ! And I don't think the season will be cancelled !
     
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    I would buy a Season Tickets pass today for a NHLPA league ..
     
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    Poignant Discussion* I tell it like it is

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    As I would
     
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    They would probably play in the backyard of their million dollar house with 10, 000 seets ! Man life is hard for those players :speechles
     
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    I'd go to the games, but I really, really, really doubt there's even the slimmest chance it would ever get off the ground.

    I doubt anyone in the NHLPA has seriously thought about it beyond "Hey guys, wouldn't it be great if we ran our own league?"

    It'd be really great if I ran my own brewery, arena, and equipment manufacturing company, too.

    Both ideas have similar chances of happening.
     
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    I would support it and finally the players would understand that their salaries are preventing the teams from making a profit.
     
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    Judging from the results of this poll, they could play on a local pond in the area setting up lawn chairs for seats. That would be more than sufficient to handle the audience they could bring to the pond.
     
  11. FanSince2014

    FanSince2014 What'd He Say?

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    Surprise surprise.

    80%/20% split.

    Where have I seen this before?
     
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    Lets See ..

    Watch Joe Sakic , Marty Brodeur and Jerome Iginla ..

    or

    Sit and watch Glenn Healy, Lonny Bohonos, and the UPS driver and other replacements in my cushy seat wearing NHL jerseys ..

    Tough one ..
     
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    Again, in what arenas would you be watching this exhibition?
     
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    Where's the undecided option? To me, it would really depend on what the NHL was doing. If the NHLPA formed a league and the NHL did nothing, I'd watch it. If the NHLPA formed a league and the NHL played as well, I'd watch the NHL.
     
  15. FanSince2014

    FanSince2014 What'd He Say?

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    Ha.

    How about this?
    When deciding on who gets what, Ed Belfour screams out "I get a hundred billion zillion dollars."
     
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    Not tough at all, throw a flaming C on that UPS driver and I'll cheer for him all year long.
     
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    The NHL NEEDS a competitor
     
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    I cheer for the jersey

    I suspect that the vast majority are the same :razz:
     
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    It already has them...

    NFL
    NBA
    MLB
     
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    Don't tell me you believe that there are only 30 arena's in North America ..

    heck with all you guys not going CHL & AHL arena's at 7500-10000 seats is plenty of room for us to see real Hockey Players ..

    Copps Coliseum in Hamilton for one can hold what 17-19 Thousand ..That should be plenty ..
     
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    A direct competitor in hockey, major league that is.
     
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    FanSince2014 What'd He Say?

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    Right, things aren't complicated enough as they are.
     
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    The NHL competes with those leagues the way Keystone competes with Budweiser and Miller.
    The NHL's competitors right now are:
    Poker
    Arena Football
    WNBA
    Professional Bowling
    Billiards
     
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    A lot of tough talk out there.. too bad not many are being honest. As someone else said, this would probably only fly in Canada and they wouldn't need huge arenas, probably only 10 thousand seats. Don't care how many people on this board say they wouldn't go, they would easily sell out 10 k seats in Winnipeg, Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, hell, maybe even the maritimes.*

    edit: *as well as other cities
     
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    you forgot Volleyball
     
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