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Old 02-16-2005, 02:26 PM   #1
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The NHL is dead

A moment of silence for all the hockey fans out there like me....
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Old 02-16-2005, 02:33 PM   #2
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Hopefully they can figure it out before next season. I would hate to see it drag on any longer. I used to be a full season ticket holder for the Sharks. I had to give it up when my son was born due to time and cash restraints. I know the city of San Jose gets a tremendous boost to the local economy on game nights. No hockey impacts a lot of people.
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I was a big redwings fan since the early 90's ( I loved there powerplay dominance of the mid 90's) . Hockey has done this one to many times and i am done with it. It used to be the one sport where the players did not make huge sums of cash and played mostly for the love of the game and pride.It showed when they played. Like anything the money came in and the game is the same is no more.
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I have never figured out why professianl athlete need unions?
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I hope Bettman gets kicked to the curb I need to go take a long walk.
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I have never figured out why professianl athlete need unions?
So they can negotiate a fair, living wage, as well as affordable healthcare benefits for themselves and their families. It's very difficult to afford medications and braces for your kids when you're earning a paltry $185,000 a year (current minimum NHL salary).

So they won't be forced to perform jobs for which they are inadequately trained. Without union protection, NHL players might be required to sharpen their own skates, or even worse, drive the zamboni!

So they can be assured of a pension when they retire. Since most players retire before they're 45, and because sports cars & bling bling make poor long term investments, professional athletes need an employer-subsidized annuity to provide for their 30+ years of retirement.

OK, OK - I'm being sarcastic.
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What?

Hockey is gone? That means there had to be hockey in the first place?

We had hockey? What a silly idea.
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The damage is done. Like most pro sports, it's not about the game, it's about the business. Just another example of the consumer taking a stick to the chin.

I never went back to baseball, I'm sure I'll never go back to hockey. Funny what you can live without when you find you must. LOL
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Funny what you can live without when you find you must. LOL
Also true. The first thing I thought about was "what will replace the amateur boxing on ice spectacle".

It's funny how the owner's create the problem and when it can't be fixed, they just take away their toys and go home..
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The damage is done. Like most pro sports, it's not about the game, it's about the business. Just another example of the consumer taking a stick to the chin.

I never went back to baseball, I'm sure I'll never go back to hockey. Funny what you can live without when you find you must. LOL
with the news commenting last night that they may "rush a decision to accept a salary cap" I was thinking to myself... I wouldn't watch it now anyway. It's nothing but greed on both sides of the table that's caused this... they don't get my money now.
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