Are these figures accurate? Well considering the URO is an unaudited voluntary system. I get to thinking maybe the URO figures are not 100% accurate. This the basis for the NHL’s imminent lockout. The players aren’t buying it either. Which is why the NHLPA isn’t jumping for some kind of large scale player salary reduction CBA. The NHLPA must be thinking more profits and less costs exist then the URO indicates.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman is bargaining for a 930 million dollar league wide players salary limit which he claims will provide “Cost certainty” and will average 31 million per team. This has me wondering how many of the 11 profitable teams were carrying salaries at or below 31 million?
So I ask why should fans stand by the NHL if the NHLPA doubts the leginamcy of the URO claims to losing money?
I think the owners might be hiding something and should offer more bonafied evidence to its claim of lose.
Open the finance books of all NHL teams for the NHLPA to see and offer reduced ticket pricing for the fans.]]>
The only that really bothers me is that the Owners and the Players don’t really give f*** about the fans. They don’t care that we don’t get hockey… that we don’t get to see our fave teams and players… they just want to make money. Which is reasonable, but still unacceptable.
I really wanna see this WHA get launched. I know there are tons of problems right now, but I’m sick and tired of the NHL. Sure they’ve given me tons of memorable moments, but at the same time, they’ve also been bringing in tons of revenue which at this point, they obviously care about more. Its their fault really, for not stepping in and being prepared in the 1995 lockout to take the so called “175 million dollar loss”.
I just wanna see some decent hockey. Without the clutching and grabbing and consistently battles along the boards. Good end-to-end hockey that we so rarely get. I know I’ve ranted along a lot of crap, but I just wish for this to all be over. NHL or not, I just wanna see some good old-fashion hockey.]]>