F U NHL and NHLPA
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at the draft party a couple of years ago, and under a considerable haze, i heard Birdman yell out the following (about 4 or 5 times, i think) - "don't marry yourselves to players!" he went on to reiterate that idea more than once on the boards, and i believe it to be absolutely sage.
My glass is 1/2 empty.... I'm with Sux... eF 'em all....
The NBA and NBAPA had a tumultuous negotiation, too. People stormed off in a huff shortly before the settlement.
Last time around, killing a season actually made financial sense for many of the owners. Not this time. So I'm not counting on goodwill or anyone's "love of the game" to end the lockout. I'm counting on greed to pull through.
Last edited by santiclaws; November 12th, 2012 at 10:36 PM.
Of course my biggest worry these days without hockey... what's gonna happen to the ice girls? :-(
1) In a salary cap world, money paid to one player reduces the amount paid to another player - so it's a zero sum game...UNLESS
2) Some or all of that salary can be taken off the cap (buyout, AHL demotion, "loan" to Europe, etc.)...WHICH
3) Defeats the purpose of a salary cap, which is to provide teams with less money the chance to compete against teams with more money for players.
It's bad for the league to have rich teams use poor teams as farm clubs.