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Old 02-16-2005, 05:44 PM   #11
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Hockey? Oh yeah, I remember Hockey.

The Blackhawks are in such bad shape that they actually PAY an AM radio station to broadcast their games. Their games have been blacked-out for the past 15 years or so because Bill Wirtz, in his infinite wisdom, decided that he wouldn't allow any locals to watch the game if he didn't sell out the game. Attendance and interest in the Hawks has steadily declined and the team is ready to fold.

I love it.

This strike could signal the final death rattle for the Hawks, I hope.

We'll be fighting in the streets with our children at our feet, and the morals that they worshipped will be gone.

And the men who spurred us on sit in judgment of all wrong, they decide and the shotgun sings the song.

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Old 02-16-2005, 06:04 PM   #12
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u aint kidding in chicago we havent had a hockey team for almost 10yrs-dont miss it 1 bit

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Old 02-16-2005, 06:15 PM   #13
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I'm with Brian....After the baseball strike, I totally lost interest in baseball...I even stopped collecting baseball cards after it.
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Old 02-16-2005, 06:30 PM   #14
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What bothers me the most is that the difference between the 2 cap offers was like $7mil per team. Was it really that big a difference? I guess when you are talking about teams like Chicago it may be a bigger deal then for teams like Detroit, but come on!?
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I think this was the year for the Blues after making it to the playoffs for 23 years in a row. Oh well one more year won't hurt...sigh
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Glad to see Bettman finally called the season off. Now get done to business, get some young players in there that just want to play for the sake of playing the game and have a new season in 2005/06.
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Old 02-16-2005, 10:38 PM   #17
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This absolutely sucks. BTW, the final difference was 2.5 million per team, Bettman told the owners he could probably get a deal done for a $45 million cap but the hard line owners wouldn't authorize him to go above their final offer of $42.5 million. That's what makes this so much more unacceptable. I actually blame the players union who until yesterday refused to negotiate about a salary cap even though everyone knows that a salary cap is absolutely necessary in hockey.

As for unions, they're needed to get the money from the owners hands to the players hands. I don't expect people to sympathize with the unions now that everyone is millionaires but if we didn't have them the owners would be keeping all the money instead of paying large players salaries. I personally feel better knowing that the money goes to the players who actually produce the product than the already extremely wealthy owners. One of the unions most important roles IS actually pensions. These people do not manage their money well usually and the pension's are very important to keep retired players from falling on hard times.
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you know ... The 6% salary decrease was a fair deal and in the long run would save most teams millions of dollars. Then again, there are still MANY teams that have over 40 million dollar salary contracts. I hope that next year that the owners come back to the table and say "ok, you didn't like a 6% salary cutback, this time we will offer ti as a 12% salary cutack. don't like that? ok, now we will offer a 16% salary cutback!" Players are now just playing for the cash, not the game ... but that is just my opinion. I hope the owners get their way, there is no way anyone who plays now deserves to be paid any more then 3 million a yea ... and at that, they better be a stellar player that can bring them all the way to the finals.
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