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Every single NHL fan should make a pledge never to attend another game or buy a single item of merchandise if there is one day of lockout.
These greedy owners must be threatened with EVERY PENNY OF THEIR REVENUE.
It's time for the fans, the people who pay ALL the salaries and provide every penny of profit, to take control of the game. The only way to do that is a complete economic boycott.
I'm sick and f***ing tired of having to go through this every few years.
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety - B. Franklin.
Am I the only one here who thinks the players might be just as greedy as the owners? I don't know why everyone is jumping on the ownership, while having little to no knowledge of the negotiations.
Are the owners greedy? Of course. Any more greedy than a group of guys, making more in a few years than most Americans do in their life time, by playing a game I pay a ****-ton (yes, that's a unit of measurement) of money to play? Probably not.
Yes, I'm bitter that my season is ending and I have to fork over hundreds of dollars if I want to continue to be in a league
Last edited by FishMonger; August 10th, 2012 at 12:23 PM.
There are four very simple reasons why I am placing the bulk of the blame for a potential lockout on the owners.
1) There is no reason to even mention a work stoppage at this point before they have even received a counter-offer from the players. WHy go nuclear at this point in the negotiations?
2) The league cried poverty once and claimed that the reason that ticket prices continued to rise is because of cost uncertainty. Well the owners got cost certainty and ticket prices continue to rise.
3) The league issued a BS proposal that demanded that the players bail out the owners for the CBA problems that they not only created but also exacerbated.
4) The league has earned record setting revenues. Player salaries are higher than ever because a) owners will pay them thus setting the market for player costs, and b) salaries are tied to revenues meaning that if the owners earn more so do the players. Isn't this fair? Isn't that the way its supposed to work. You give the job creators every opportunity to make money uninhibited and they kick it down to their employees? And if it isn't fair why are the owners still using this framework to set the salary cap?
In sum, you don't need to hear from the players side at this point to come to the very rational conclusion that the owners think fans are stupid.