Blob wrote: LOL the way you carry on about this is comical. Most of us just want to watch hockey again while you have polarized yourself to the point where half the board probably has you on ignore. Why is it that you want to lick the salt off the players ballsacks ?
Gee Blob I thought you would appreciate that I'm consistent at least : )
seriously though I realize I've taken the extreme PA point of view on this and there are a few more on the owners side that are as vocal and consistent as well.
Am I wrong in thinking that's just fine and kind of the point of this thread and board? What fun would it be if we all were a mutual admiration club?
Hey you may not agree with me and that's fine,
hell I've been wrong before too and that's fine, we all have from time to time.
But I have my opinion and I'm entitled to it and if some have me on ignore because of it, fuck them its their loss.
If the league is shut down for one year , let alone two, 25- 50 % of these NHLPA members you idolize will never play in the league again. Is that what you want ? It's one thing to pick sides but your insatiable lust for everything NHLPA is nauseating. I don't get it. Are you a former player ???
Actually I'm a lot like Pot in that I'm not that attached to any particular player. Unlike Pot however, I'm a Vancouver fan and if the Canucks were to move as has been threatened in the past when the dollar was a peso, I'd drop the team as fast as we are all are gonna drop luongo when he gets traded.
There's been plenty of evidence the owners don't give a damn about little kids in Winnipeg, Quebec City, and Edmonton or anywhere else ... I just don't like the way the owners have taken the game away from the people and treat it like it like their own personal pissing ground. Yeah I know that they bought it but fuck if I got to like it .
Right or wrong there aren't a lot of people out there with 18,000 seat arenas that are fully staffed waiting to pay hockey players an AVERAGE of 2.5 million dollars a season. You do realize that NHL is a niche sport in North America don't you ? The revenue stream is a drop of piss in the bucket compared to MLB, NFL, NBA, Golf, Tennis etc. It's somewhere between tether ball and lawn bowling for the average American.
I guess I have more faith in the sport than that. pro hockey will still be there for those who love it and that's what it should be about.
The apocolypse you rant about will affect the players far more than the owners. Be careful what you wish for. Your hero could be playing for an average of 200 K if they shitcan another season or two. But then they will have won the war right ?????
Well the thing is I said if the true intention of the owners is to break the PA and not to find an equitable solution for all stakeholders then yeah I hope the players can hold out long enough for the owners to believe that the players would see it burn to the ground first to call their bluff because a league with no PA is what we had under Eagleson and as others have pointed out here that game was closer to a clown show than a sport.