What would you pay to see replacements?

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  1. LordHelmet

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    Obviously with the season probably going up in smoke during the next week or so, the idea of replacement players will be talked about for the next several months. The pro-owner, we-love-Betteman crowd has been saying stuff like "Bring on the replacements!" for a while now. (Check just about any "your call" section on TSN).

    So let's have it.. If the league starts up with replacements, what (in relation to current ticket prices) would you be willing to pay to see them?

    I'm mostly interested in what the pro-owner crowd has to say. Obviously the pro-player folks won't be as likely to buy tickets..
     
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    Less then an AHL ticket. So thats about 10 bucks. The AHL has players who are NHL Prospects who will one day make the NHL..not a bunch of scabs who wont make the NHL.
     
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    It would depend a lot on the quality of players. In any case I wouldn't bother watching that. It's not the real NHL. I'd much rather watch AHL or OHL hockey.

    The NHL is better off staying locked out IMO, then to use replacement players.
     
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    I think that half of the Replacement players will be NHL players that "cross the line", so I would be willing to pay half of the regular price.
     
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    R u serious? You think 300 players will cross the line?
     
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    For all of the talk about scabs driving fans away, the season ticket holders will be giving up their cash even at reduced prices, so this isn't really a individual ticket issue.
     
  7. In a heartbeat. I think all its going to take is one "marquee" player to cross (and it will happen) and the whole union is done. There will be some hold outs like Guerin, Pronger and Modano (that poor dog is going to be starvin') but for the most part the players will cross to get their measly salaries and attempt to feed their families.
     
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    I agree that a fair number of players are likely to cross. the Union would never allow this and would be forced to negotiate some settlement before the NHLPA breaks.

    I don't see the NHL moving in this direction, though. It really cheapens the game (if that is at all possible).
     
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    nothing.. quite honestly its not worth my time.
     
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    I wouldn't pay a dime.

    AHL hockey can be seen for $15 in Philly.
     
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    Al Strachan is reporting that Modano had to have his dog put down...just a rumour...Larry Brooks is reporting that Modano sold his dog to Oprah...just a rumour...
     
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    Plus... there will be a lot of young players that are not members of the NHLPA from this years draft and last years draft that could play.

    You never know, they are the ones that the NHLPA is quickest to agree to sacrifice in the CBA talks (through lower rookie caps and bonuses).

    It would be a much younger NHL in my opinion.
     
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    I honestly would pay what they charge now...I am not in it for the players, I pay to watch the jersey......I just want hockey back...
    Just too many fools in charge right now..
     
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    Yeah. Maybe if they give me a deal like they do at ShopRite this week for our can can sale.



    8oz Red Pack Tomato sauce. 7/$1
     
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    I would only pay to go to MSG to watch scab NHL hockey if they allow me to coach the team for either max 3 line changes or 3 minutes real time, whichever comes first.

    Why would anyone pay to watch replacement players when they could either a) watch at home on TV for free if they really were interested, not like theres anything great about seeing those guys in person or b) spend that money to get the college or junior hockey packages on TV and watch all the games you want that are the same level of hockey.
     
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    25-50% sounds about the right range. They can't really run the team for much less than that even if they pay peanuts for the players.

    $20 a ticket sounds good.
     
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    The gossip mags are reporting Oprah ate the dog.
     
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    Interesting little comment here, I'm suprised no one else has mentioned it...


    Yes, NHL players are talking to their owners — on the QT, of course. After one such confab, the owner tells a friend that 70 percent of his players would cross the line next September, if camps open.


    http://msn.foxsports.com/story/3314914
     
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    echl players are playing in the echl because they aren't good enough for the nhl. the day the rangers play with replacement players is the day they will lose a lot of there fan base. despite what some islander moderator says a good portion of the rangers season ticket holders are hard working blue collar union people. i doubt they would support a franchise that is using replacement players.
     
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    i would pay the same i am willing to pay to see the current NHL'ers. nothing.

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    I'm not going to an NHL game unless it's the regular players back. Going to a game with replacement players wouldn't seem right.
     
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    There is no way the NHL would sell $20 tickets..even for scab players. Even if they did sell $20 tickets more then 75% of areans will fill up only 25%(IF that). It will never happen.
     
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    Woahh..some info. No source, its a sentence long. Who is the owner? Who is the friend? BS BS BS. Plus it came from Stan Fishler which should throw up red flags from the start.
     
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    Probably somewhere around 50-75%, depending on the quality.
     
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    I don't support scabs
     
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