Who else believes that another CBA-related lockout would be useless?

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  1. TOML

    TOML Registered User

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    Post-cap success stories:

    Buffalo - From bankruptcy to buying power
    Pittsburgh - From bankruptcy to superteam
    Ottawa - Almost axed. Instead went to finals
    Carolina - Solid management the key to keeping this team viable in a so-so market
    Edmonton - Almost axed. New ownership is gravy
    Calgary - Ditto. Kinda. Needs to avoid team collapse.
    Vancouver - Ditto. On shaky ground there for awhile but eventually found an owner who wants to win
    Anaheim - Never a great hockey market. Wins a cup.
    Chicago - Well, Bill Wirtz died. 'nuff said
    Minny - Much better than North Stars
    TB - New ownership and management will make this work.
    Washington - Ovechkin


    Pre-and-Post-cap negative stories:

    Atlanta - Their failure was always inevitable
    Phoenix - Their failure was always inevitable
    Nashville - Well, they're getting better... Maybe...
    Florida - Too many d-cks on the dance floor in Florida?
    NYI - Still needs an arena.
    StL - Ownership still not 100% solid


    Post-cap negative stories:

    Dallas - Ownership
    Colorado - Old team core retired



    Post-cap success stories vastly outweigh post-cap negative stories.

    The problem teams right now are that way regardless of cap.


    I see no reason for a CBA-related lockout. NHL needs to find better owners for their problem franchises and/or move them to better markets.
     
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  2. Eaglepride*

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    exactly they need finding owners who in it to win and not for a quick buck or playing it cheap.
     
  3. ponder

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    The Thrashers don't make it onto either of your negative story lists? They're like the ultimate negative story, they did so poorly they no longer even exist.
     
  4. Dado

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    Atlanta just lost their team.

    Would think that should make an appearance on the negative, post-side.

    Dallas, Tampa, Phoenix, Altanta have all lost tremendous amounts of franchise value, that should be on there somewhere too, I would think.
     
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    Not sure what a lockout would accomplish.

    The problem the NHL has now is the gap in revenue distribution between the teams. More meaningful revenue-sharing would ensure more healthy franchises.
     
  6. TOML

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    Not Tampa anymore.

    Dallas needs a new owner.

    But Phoenix and Atlanta you can say were doomed from the start.
     
  7. Dado

    Dado Guest

    Maybe, maybe not.

    Time will tell.
     

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