What I am suggesting is that some people seem to resent the players their share of the pie,
focusing on the appearance that its a game that they play while completely ignoring the owner
in the background making much more playing their own monopoly game.
So the owner of team x puts up 200 million dollars ( about average franchise price ? ) to buy a franchise with about a
50/50 chance of it making money . When times are good and the fans fill the seats he's a winner ! But this is not true of most franchises in the NHL. Many owners have to pony up more money each year just to keep operating..
and the league average return per year is 4.2 million ( average profit on a franchise in the NHL according to Forbes )
.. a lousy investment I would say . ( Ballard makes 4.6 mill ) So where do you get this much more ?
Anyway I am getting carried away, the comment to which you and the others (dogsalmon apparently)
are laughing at me over, was a lament over the apparent blindness by some that the owners got there in part
by a dishonest and biased system that maybe once was free, but now is dominated by corporate monopolies
and crony capitalism. Maybe you think that’s too black and white, but I know I am not the only one who thinks
the system sucks
Of course the system here in BC sucks.. too much socialism. ICBC.. Ferry Corporation, BC Medical ( All are second rate and corrupt ) Government monopolies .. Socialism ?. and a complete disregard of a very simple fact that Darwin stated .. " The survival of the fittest ".. which does apply to both venture capitalists and hockey players. The guy that saves a few bucks and invests his money in a business is the guy you seem to dislike He might buy dint of hard work a little brains anda bit of luck become an OWNER