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Ice Hockey: owners to disband nhl?

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posted on Aug, 28 2004 @ 07:32 AM
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i really don't understand this, if the owners disband the nhl and start up a new league where will they get players? and if the players won't play for the owners who will they play for?

NHL owners pondering new league: source
Broadcast News

August 27, 2004

OTTAWA - National Hockey League team owners are now seriously considering forming a new league.

A team owner, who was speaking on condition that his identity was not divulged, says it might come as early as January.

Under the structure of the NHL, it has the ability to shutdown and begin in a new way, if extended negotiations with the players' union fail to reach a deal.

According to the owner, this possibility has become greater following fruitless attempts to reach a deal during contract bargainning with the players' association this week in Ottawa.

Ironically, the players have been considering the same thing



Ben

posted on Aug, 28 2004 @ 07:54 AM
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What would a new leauge bring? it will be different for a little while and then the same thing will come up. If they make the changes to the same league right now, they can avoid creating a new leauge with these changes.



posted on Aug, 28 2004 @ 11:53 AM
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Yeah, this makes a lot of sense...




posted on Aug, 28 2004 @ 12:30 PM
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Well when Millionaires take to arguing with Billionaires, this is the kind of genius things that are thought up. Just because they have money doesn't mean they have any intelligence, or common sense.



posted on Aug, 28 2004 @ 12:42 PM
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Originally posted by aegis fang
Well when Millionaires take to arguing with Billionaires, this is the kind of genius things that are thought up. Just because they have money doesn't mean they have any intelligence, or common sense.


or respect for the fans, who pay thier salaries.


Ben

posted on Aug, 28 2004 @ 02:34 PM
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good point gibbs, but we might see a new league if we wanna see hockey.



posted on Aug, 29 2004 @ 09:18 AM
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Wouldn't it be great if the fans went on strike in some sport, (not just the NHL) rather than the players?



posted on Aug, 29 2004 @ 09:28 AM
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fans strikes have been tried a couple of times in the past and have never worked out, seems like the geese that lay the golden eggs just can't get enough of sports, are the plans to revive the WHL still going on, haven't heard anything about them in a while?


Ben

posted on Aug, 29 2004 @ 09:30 AM
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what would we strike about. the players getting paid too much



posted on Aug, 29 2004 @ 09:50 AM
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overpriced tickets, overpriced food, overpriced parking, greedy owners, greedier players, strikes, lockouts, pick one of the above...


Ben

posted on Aug, 29 2004 @ 09:59 AM
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i will take all of the above.


Yea but seriously everything is twice the price because its NYC over here



posted on Aug, 29 2004 @ 10:14 AM
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the prices may not be as big a shock to you as to many of the rest of us then, yesterday i went to the mariner game, $50 tickets, $10 to park (could have paid 25 but was cheap and walked for a ways) $4.50 for a hot dog, 3.50 for a bottle of soda, makes it an expensive day, a once or twice a year thing, nobody made me pay these prices but in order to see a ball game that is what it takes, just a fact of life, if i just want to see a game i go to the class A everett aquasox, free parking, $8 gets you the best seat in the house, and a free movie after the game on saturdays, people can actually afford to take the kids and family without being a microsoft engineer


Ben

posted on Aug, 29 2004 @ 10:16 AM
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maybe its the same then all around. Yea some of the prices are rediciulous. How could somebody go to a park everyday and spend taht much money



posted on Aug, 30 2004 @ 09:37 AM
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everything and anything is over priced for the fact that all owners want is to make money



posted on Aug, 30 2004 @ 10:01 PM
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Originally posted by freak29
everything and anything is over priced for the fact that all owners want is to make money


You can't blame them fr wanting to make money, it is a business. But, the out and out raping of the fans is what ticks me off!



posted on Sep, 1 2004 @ 08:31 AM
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One thing that is a frightning prospect is some of the European players are talking about just playing in Europe. I guess that would probably lead to a more physical higher scoring game, but I don't think that losing some of the world's best players would be such a great thing.



posted on Sep, 1 2004 @ 09:19 AM
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its not bad lossing all the top players as its not all about stars its about a team effort



posted on Sep, 2 2004 @ 12:10 PM
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this raping of my wallet has really made me embrace ameture sports. i go to my local baseball team games, 8 bucks to get in 2 bucks for a hotdog, 1.50 for a beer except on thursday it's dollar night. same for our hockey and indoor football team. i have just as much if not more fun at these games than if i were to drive to the cities for a pro game. support your local amature teams.



posted on Sep, 2 2004 @ 05:27 PM
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It's expensive to go to the game because people pay the price. People are still filling the seats. Of course they charge as much as they can. I fear the day all games are on pay-per-view. If there's hockey this year, some Leaf games will only be shown on Leafs TV. Which of course you must be a subscriber. How long till all the games are on Leafs TV.



posted on Sep, 2 2004 @ 05:48 PM
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with the ticket prices and the way the mariners are playing this year they had better do something or it will look like the old days in an empty kingdome, people will pay the price if the local team is having a good season, and the game is the "place to be" in town, but who will be willing to pay these prices to see a bad baseball, hockey, football team, it's a downward spiral




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