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NHL - since we're talking sports...

GMcD
GMcD Member Posts: 477
I dunno- the salary cap appears to me to a way of using the players salaries to police the stupid owners who are willing to outbid each other at the cajoling of the player agents to overspend on a diluted talent pool. Some of the NHL owners overspend and put the NHL profitability in jeopardy. Bettman has made his reputation by expansion as the quickie MBA "growth is good" mantra. In order to support all those non-profitable expansion teams sucking the money pool dry, either the owners police themselves and don't pay the players what they and thier player agents ask for (how would you deal with an above average employee who wants a substantial raise in pay, as an owner?), or the dreaded salary cap. I am on the fence about it. I can see both sides, and both sides have to think of the League as a whole. Worst case scenario, the weaker teams fold up =less players in the pool = maybe more quality players left in the league.

I miss going to the games with my daughter. It was a fun night out we looked forward to, and a regular twice a week Family night in front of the TV. Nothing like screaming at the TV after a hard day to return to normal.

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  • hydronicsmike
    hydronicsmike Member Posts: 855
    Lockout - Proposals

    I would expect there to be the odd Hockey Fan that crosses this site. What do you guys feel about this current situation, now that the Season 2004-2005 Cancellation is imminent?

    Does that make you guys angry? Maybe even think about boycotting the game if it returns next season?

    I am very much in favor of the Teams and their requests and desires. A Cap is what the game needs in order to keep some of those teams in the game. And I find it hard to understand why some people are having troubles with the idea of having to live of x millions of dollars a year. An Entry draft Level Player hs got a minimum wage of almost a million Dollars himself. I mean we are talking about a 20 year old kid here. Is that right? Would it also be a bad idea if all teams kept their salaries between 32 and 42 Million dollars a Year?? It would be more competitive, wouldn't you think?

    Anyways, having become a Canadian, it almost hurts me to miss the game.

    Anyways, I am just having my weekend runt session, where I would normally be headding home to watch my Hockey Night in Canada. :( A little of that may also be the fact that I am not a good enough hockey player to live of those kind of wages myself or my outlook may be different on this topic as well.

    Good Weekend everyone and enjoy the last of the NFL this spring. Go Philly!

    Mike
  • Leo G_99
    Leo G_99 Member Posts: 223
    Mike,

    My oldest son plays rep, so I have barely even time for work some weeks. This week it was out to White Rock on Monday, then maple Ridge on Tuesday (from N. Van.). Tonight we play Maple Ridge again, but this time in our own barn. Though I cheer the pro's, there is no real comparison to watching your own flesh and blood!

    Leo G
  • rb_8
    rb_8 Member Posts: 27
    Reporting in from ASHRAE - Orlando

    Amateur hockey represents the wishes of Lord Stanley better than the behavior coming from the pro league...time to put the coveted cup where it belongs...in the hands of the kids.

  • jackchips_2
    jackchips_2 Member Posts: 1,338
    Let

    > Amateur hockey represents the wishes of Lord

    > Stanley better than the behavior coming from the

    > pro league...time to put the coveted cup where it

    > belongs...in the hands of the kids.



  • jackchips_2
    jackchips_2 Member Posts: 1,338
    Let's see

    the Bean is in Orlando.

    The Guru is in Hawaii.

    And many of us are in THREE FEET OF SNOW.

    Oops, sorry. No envy here.

    So Robert, do you suggest the Cup goes to Juniors or maybe midgets? I'm for that as since we gave away Mr. Orr the cup only passes over Boston.

    I would suggest though that those kids be limited to only two dogs and one soda after each skate so they don't get spoiled. Food cap, yeah, that's the ticket.
  • diehard islesfan here

    very upseting to know that they knew about this for over 5 years and they waited until july to start talking 4 hours a day.. i dont understand why they cant meet in a room, lock the door and say no one is leaving until we come to a conclusion no matter how long it takes. i,ve been going to islander games religiously since 1988 and i've been through it all with them.. my beef is how they could raise ticket prices every year and the team declined every year.. i can only thank teams like the stanger$, wings etc.. for overpaying players for short term useage.. but then again, how can you blame them for spending if they can.. look at george s of the yanks.. we look at this as a sport but in reality to them, its a business.. this year was also going to be the first season ticket package that i,ve dreamed about since 1988.. well, i'm going to bridgeport to watch hunter, papineau bergenheim and the rest of the kids to get my fix.. keep praying hockey fans...
  • Ted_9
    Ted_9 Member Posts: 1,718


    I look forward to watching hockey all year, so yes I'm mad. I dont care what happens,break the NHL up, just start playing some games.

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  • BRING BACK MY HOCKEY !!!

    I'm with Mike, I say we lock the players & owners in a room. They don't come out until they're ready to play.

    It's pretty safe to assume that team professional sports are broken in NA. Yeah I miss hockey badly but, I don't think that anyone will be boycotting NHL games when they return next season. (PLEASE!) Nor do I think that Lord Stanley's cup belongs in the minors.

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