Pisses me off......the owners basically drove spikes into the hearts of the players during the last lockout, implementing everything they wanted and the players gave in....the owners won!!
Now they say they can't survive on the current deal, one that they themselves came up with to cripple the NHLPA????? Basically the owners want a dummy-proof agreement in place to save them from THEMSELVES!!!
I agree the current trend in 10-15 year contracts is retarded, 7-8 probably should be long enough, the % of revenue shared should be in the 50/50 range.
Bettman is the fucking tool that felt the need to expand into non traditional marketplaces and now he wonders why they can't "make" it......doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize Phoenix is a losing market, Carolina, Florida.....meanwhile Hamilton and Quebec City sit idle with NHL caliber fans....hell Hamilton sold 16,000 season tickets in a day a couple years ago when Jim Balsillie tried to buy Pittsburgh and move them to Southern Ontario.
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