I rather loose the players than the teams

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  1. Maelmoor

    Maelmoor Registered User Sponsor

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    What do you think ? In my opinion new stars will be born but you can't replace decades of history, moments, rivalery and love to the teams. So if I must choose, I go for the teams.
     
  2. I.am.ca

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    Yeah i would pick the teams too, without them you have no team to cheer for and players have no team to play for.
     
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    I'd be ok with losing the bottom end players. Most teams have 1-2 players whose skills are pretty low compared to the league standard. I guess that means i'm also ok with losing some of the worse run teams. If we're getting rid of players, you either have to fill the roster spots with someone else, or get rid of the roster spot. (and No, I don't think that teams will fold because of the lockout/nor do I want them too/nor do I think that all of the poorly managed teams are in the southern US)

    As for the teams with decades of tradition and rivalry... Sometimes i'm not sure the league is really that interested in marketing the rivalry at least not as much as I remember when I was younger. I realize rivalries will change but I can remember Toronto-Detroit having a good rivalry growing up...the Demers-Brophy years. That rivalry is pretty much gone due to the division/conference realignment.

    Now that I'm reliving my youth...the Boston-Montreal or Montreal-Quebec rivalry from the same period seemed pretty ferocious compared to most today.

    I'd love the NHL to schedule more back/back, home/away games.

    I also think the amount of player movement today changes the equation. With players moving to a new team every few years it has become harder to root for individuals.
     
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    If you guys really feel this way there is a nice little league called the ECHL you can check out :rolleyes:
     
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    you seem to be really stuck on your echl theme. You are aware there are other better leagues out there....right?
    Even at a cap rate of 38 million there are hundreds of very good hockey players that will come and play in the NHL for more money than they can get anywhere else.
    and when they do more and more of the NHLPA members will cave and start playing for good NHL money. Unless you think they'd all rather go get real jobs....while others are playing for piles of cash.

    The NHL has more money than any other league to bribe players to come and play in North America and that will bring them in, period.
     
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    I would rather lose the players.

    So if I had a choice between :
    A) The Oilers moving to Portland and maintaining the same roster
    B) The Oilers staying in Edmonton but getting a brand new roster

    I choose B.

    If you go back 5 years to the Oilers team in 99-00 only 5 players are the same anyhow: (Smyth, Smith,Moreau,Ulanov,Laraque)

    I imagine I have a good 20 years left as a fan atleast
     
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    Hhaah What BS by you who say...you would pick the teams. The NHL is the NHL because of the PLAYERS not the TEAM NAMES. The NHL has the BEST hockey players int he world in ONE league. But yea....I guess in in 10 years you'll have an OK NHL league....have fun waiting around that long for he new stars. :rolleyes:
     
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    Ok if the example is would you rather loose the players or loose your TEAM then obviously anyone would choose the players.
     
  9. Seachd

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    And that's what a lot of us are facing if things don't change. Does that clear things up for you a little?
     
  10. rt

    rt DingDongTippIsGone! Sponsor

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    :lol I can see the job application now:

    Name: Luke Richardson
    D.O.B: 3-26-69
    Desired Position: Wendy's night manager
    Desired Wage: 2.75 million dollars per year.
    Education: None
    Special Skills: 96mph slapshot
    Hobbies/Interests: Fist fights and hip checks

    :lol
     
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    The problem is that the current NHL stars do not want their bosses telling them this is the way it is...so those guys should step aside and let the replacements begin, and before you know it, the fans will forget about the money mongers like Guerin,Modano,Theodore,Brodeur, etc...
     
  12. You're being overly generous, here.
     
  13. CarlRacki

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    Under the owners proposal (which I believe will come up before all is said and done) the average player salary will be $1.3 million. Top players in the Russian league earn $600-$900K. Top players in the Swedish and Swiss leagues earn $200-300K.
    So, the question is, will the current and next generation of great hockey players go play in Europe for a great deal less money because the thought of playing under a cap is so intolerable? If so, they're bigger dopes than they seem.
     
  14. LOL to bad Wendys wont ask him how much he wants, instead tell him how much he will get.

    I rather have the teams, we will still field the same roster as right now, these players will come running back.
     
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