RoyalDude wrote:I really don't understand how you can side with the players over the owners. It's fucking Billionaires vs Millionaires. Some of you talk like players are so hard done by. They play a fucking game and make more money than most Fortune 500 Company CEO's of the world. Like Potatoe said, feel sorry for all those poor Olympic athletes who have to borrow money and find local sponsors to pay their rent and put food on the table so they can train. Let me let you in on something, NHL players are rich bastards as well, fucking spoiled to be honest. Shit, the lowest paid hockey player on a team makes what $650,000 a year. Holy shit, thats pittance, what a crying fucking shame. He makes more money than your average heart surgeon who went through 12 years of schooling to save peoples lives. I really can't stand the CBA, I have zero interest in hearing rich men fight with each other ovwer pieces of the pie. The one who loses in the end is the 5 figure salary earner paying fan, joe six pack. We are the ones working out budgets with our limited funds to find ways to buy them fucking expensive tix.
I don't think anyone on here feels sorry for the players Dude....I think most people choose hockey.
Are you saying you feel sorry for the owners then?
There's no "risk" to these owners. Thats a joke yet it keeps coming up here again and again. Look at that list on the boycott site, these owners have NHL franchises as hobbies, nothing more. Aside from Jamison that is (still baffled that he's being courted as an "owner" while needing "financing"), most of them are billionaires elsewhere & buy a franchise like one of us would buy a new shiny car. THEY give out the stupid contracts, not the players. THEY outbid their rival owners ...and sometimes screw them (see the Gretzky/Messier saga etc) for revenge. Its a game within a game for the owners.
Its hilarious that the owners want "guaranteed" profit margins....for a business that, for the most part, is just a toy....a racehorse. Basically they need control over themselves....and propping up franchises in cities that they shouldn't even be in. They've blown one season....they don't care, they'll blow another if it means "control" over the players and themselves.http://www.classwarfareexists.com/the-40-richest-people-on-the-planet-added-25-3-billion-to-their-collective-net-worth-this-week/#axzz25o7BNoEX