I'm thinking a Pentagram, sacrificed goat, at least one virgin, a bonfire, copious amounts of alcohol, 100 Slinkys, The Ark of the Covenant/Sivalinga Stones/Holy Grail/Crystal Skull, the Force, John McClane, Chuck Norris, Jack Bauer, Superman, Batman, Navy SEALS, and the Royal Canadian Mounties; could not save us from a lockout.
I don't get the candlelight vigil. The Kings haven't died, just looks like they are going to take an extended break unfortunately.
They found the 43% offer from the owners ridiculous and yet that is exactly what the owners were getting until now. Call me crazy but if I invest and risk my own money the least I expect to get is the lion share of profits.
I would love to know how many of these owners became billionaires because of this league. I say NONE! they are the ones that keep the league going, they are the ones that truly understand whats needed to keep it going.
At this rate you think having or getting to a $200MM cap makes sense? for who? the players! but how?, simply guessing and doing some silly math that revenues will keep going up at the same rate? that is not very smart investment. That is stock market crazy talk. Would you put all your money in a stock simply because it has been doing so well, no research, no facts? That is how people loose their money, fortunes in the stock market. Once that happens, no more money to invest and in this case, bye bye league.
I know its hard for us fans but lets be real, if it wasn't for the owners willingness to risk most, part or all of their money into hockey we the fans and the players would have to go get a regular check with no union behind on something else.
Look around but just in case, making a million dollars in this economy is stellar, making $7MM and complaining is rather silly. Why dont they, the players, united as they are get together, put their money into their own league and keep 100% of the revenue? until, of course, one day these group will retire, they will be owners, they will have to "hire" players and the 100% revenue will not be any longer. Then they can sit exactly where these owners are. You think they will go for a 43% of the pie?
Happy Lockout Day everyone!!
I just read on NHL/Yahoo that no talks were scheduled today.So as AngryKing mentioned,Happy Lockout Day.
Awaken you Bastard Mother Bitches!!!!!
It is Happy Lock Out Day.