Discussion in 'The Business of Hockey' started by FLYLine27*, Sep 7, 2005.
Thats very nice, but a million dollars is a pittace for the NHL and NHL PA, a billion dollar industry.
Kind of akin to you or I giving maybe, 5 bucks.
Not only that they are auctioning Jerseys from every team from the October 5th game. Thats gonna be like 600 jerseys on Auction. Thats gonna raise a lot more money too.
NFL donated $1 million too. Now THAT'S a pittance from a billion dollar industry.
A $1 million is not a "pittance" from anyone.
I hope it comes out of Goodenew's severence pay and Bettmans paycheck
Seriously it sounds like small potatoes. Didn't the NBA also only donate something like 3 million? This from the worlds most profitable sports-league..
The NHL/NHLPA donating pretty much the same as the NFL and half of MLB and the NBA is very significant. That along with all of the individual, group, and team efforts will greatly help many, many people that desperately need it.
Agreed. It's charity. We shouldn't criticize the amounts the give, as every dollar helps the cause.
I also hope that many of the NHL cities that may be seeing many New Orleans residents settling into (Dallas, Raleigh Durham, Tampa Bay, Atlanta, Miami, etc.) offer up tickets to the people in the area. While the priority is to make sure these people have the essentials, in a month's time, many will be trying to settle into a new life, and maybe having a great night out at a hockey game could be beneficial after a horrendous and stressful time for the evacuees.
I think it's a fantastic contribution. Kudos to the NHL and NHLPA for stepping up.
That'll add up. Can't even imagine how much Crosby's and Ovechkin's jereys are gonna bring in.
agreed ... I hope they raise a **** ton more October 5th with the Opening Night Jersey Auction
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