Its Scab time!

Discussion in 'The Business of Hockey' started by AM, Feb 19, 2005.

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  1. AM

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    How many "replacement players" are going to get their chance to break into the league next year?

    EG get there chance, and show they should be there instead of the dead wood that dosnt want to play?
     
  2. Expect AHL rosters to be depleted next year.
     

  3. For you fellas in small market cities, get used to minor leaguers in your arena.

    Because if this season is indeed cancelled, you're not going to be in the NHL much longer.
     
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    I live in a small market city and my team's owner is worth $1.6 billion and he's saving $5 million by not playing hockey this year. Why should I be concerned?
     
  5. Because when the NHL has no ESPN coverage and when it loses its sponsors, not to mention the fans, your owner's NHL franchise becomes next to worthless.

    The NHL is finished.
     
  6. No it's not. I couldn't care less about your opinion about the NHL being finished. Fact is, plenty of teams are surviving because there will be no cap at 45 million.
     
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    Bring on the scabs!!! Crush the millionaires who've lost touch with reality!

    I stopped rooting for players and started rooting for the sweater after 1994, when my Expos got torched. See what happened to them last year? Bring on the cap. Crush the union. Bring ticket prices under control. Replacement players will at least play hard every shift... unlike half the NHLPA... Maybe they'll willingly sign autographs, too, instead of wondering which Ferrari to buy.
     
  8. Anthony*

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    THE SKY IS FALLING AAHHHHHHH

    where does hf find these clowns
     
  9. MLH

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    Ann Arbor
     
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    I think great names of the past could be brought back. Guys like Renee Corbet, Bruce Gardiner, Jason Bonsignore, Yan Golubovsky and Lonny Bohonos. These are guys who the people want to see. :help:
     
  11. If you want to directly insult me, do so in private message.
    This way, neither of us get banned, capiche?
     
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    "Bring ticket prices under control"
    If you think this is going to happen or even be brought down you are living in a dream world.

    "Maybe they'll willingly sign autographs"
    Maybe if you autograph hounds would stop bugging them for their autograph just to sell on ebay and profit from it, then the REAL NHLPA players would be a little more willing to sign something
     
  13. I'm so tired of these illogical statements.

    I ask you to back up your comment.

    If you were an NHL owner, explain why you are willing to throw the season away based on a $2.5 million difference in salary cap.
    Please.
    Knowing that 5 to 7 teams top are going to to use that $2.5 million, you're talking about 13 to 17 million divided between the 100 to 140 players on those teams.
    So inflation can't be you big concern.
    What is?

    Explain that to me.
    ANd if you can do that, then maybe your comment will make a little sense.
     
  14. VIA Windsor.
     
  15. Brewleaguer

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    And I am stuck in the middle, in Livonia :)
     
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    Wow this Board is going to turn into Big Market vs Small Market in

    5...........
     
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    And someone decided to make YOU a moderator?

    Allow me to explain. The difference is not 2.5million, in fact it is greater than that because there are many more issues than just cap at 42.5/45. You either dont read the reports of what the last two offers were, and/or you just dont get that sometimes, there is no room for negotiation. Just because the PA is at 49 and the ownership at 42.5 does not mean they have to meet at 45.

    If the ownership decided their best offer was 42.5, and they gave it, thats that. But either way, its about more than that difference. I thought you would get that, if you could overlook your bias.
     
  18. NewBreed19

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    Bottom line, the NHL is dead if they don't get this cba done soon! They should do this sooner than later to ensure that the league can even stay alive. Both sides need to show some urgencey quick, or we might be watching rival leagues in the fall.
    :banghead:
     
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    If that is is saving by not paying the players .. Think about how much he will save when he is no longer in the League .. He will be making money hand over fist then ..
     
  20. MLH

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    Excuse me? The NHL isn't going to self-destruct if that's what you're implying.
     
  21. I am not a moderator.
    I cover prospects for the website. I'm just like anyone else on the board here.

    As for your numbers spiel, I didn't look at 49 and 42 and split the difference.

    Gary Bettman and the NHL suggested they could move to 45.
    Then negotiations started and some of the owners threw a fit.
     
  22. Good.
    If the owners are this arrogant, I'd be glad to watch other owners try to present a better product.
     
  23. NewBreed19

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    Me too! I just hope something happens with the cba, though.
     
  24. nedved93

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    reported on WFAN about an hour ago:

    last year's stanley cup finals ratings: 2.2
    last week's westminster dog show ratings (USA network): 2.9

    NHL self-destruct? nah :shakehead
     
  25. Anthony*

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    low ratings obviously imply a complete and utter implosion
     
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