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What the letter from the National Hockey League SHOULD say

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yeah. The players are ENTITLED to 57% of a business they dont even own. How dare the owners actually want at least half of their own money.

If the players dont like it? Players put the product on the ice? Fine. Go start up your own league and put it on the ice. You are fired.

The league belongs to the OWNERS. The stanley cup belongs to the OWNERS . The rights were bought by the NHL a long long time ago.

The league does not belong to the players. It does not belong to the fans. It does not belong to teenagers hiding behind the internet blogging from their parents basement.

At some point, the owners also would like to make a profit, after they have to make up for the losses of other franchises. They cant do that with 43% of the revenue.

The 57% the players get is pure profit. Guaranteed contracts. Must be nice. Their salaries have almost doubled in the last 7 years. Poor babies. Their contracts are GUARANTEED.

Tell that to the Atlanta thrashers. Guess their profits werent guaranteed. Or the Coyotes, who cant make a profit to save their souls.

If I was one of the owners, I would tell the union to either make a fair split of 50 50 and 5 year maximum contracts or you are FIRED.

Go hire AHL players and others to go play in the NHL until the draft replenishes the stars.

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This sounds completely objective and not the anger rantings of someone with only a cursory understanding of what is going on behind the scenes.

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Very nice, but you could have probably just edited a giant middle finger and the same point would have been made.

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yeah. The players are ENTITLED to 57% of a business they dont even own. How dare the owners actually want at least half of their own money.

If the players dont like it? Players put the product on the ice? Fine. Go start up your own league and put it on the ice. You are fired.

The league belongs to the OWNERS. The stanley cup belongs to the OWNERS . The rights were bought by the NHL a long long time ago.

The league does not belong to the players. It does not belong to the fans. It does not belong to teenagers hiding behind the internet blogging from their parents basement.

At some point, the owners also would like to make a profit, after they have to make up for the losses of other franchises. They cant do that with 43% of the revenue.

The 57% the players get is pure profit. Guaranteed contracts. Must be nice. Their salaries have almost doubled in the last 7 years. Poor babies. Their contracts are GUARANTEED.

Tell that to the Atlanta thrashers. Guess their profits werent guaranteed. Or the Coyotes, who cant make a profit to save their souls.

If I was one of the owners, I would tell the union to either make a fair split of 50 50 and 5 year maximum contracts or you are FIRED.

Go hire AHL players and others to go play in the NHL until the draft replenishes the stars.

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This sounds completely objective and not the anger rantings of someone with only a cursory understanding of what is going on behind the scenes.

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yeah. The players are ENTITLED to 57% of a business they dont even own. How dare the owners actually want at least half of their own money.

If the players dont like it? Players put the product on the ice? Fine. Go start up your own league and put it on the ice. You are fired.

The league belongs to the OWNERS. The stanley cup belongs to the OWNERS . The rights were bought by the NHL a long long time ago.

The league does not belong to the players. It does not belong to the fans. It does not belong to teenagers hiding behind the internet blogging from their parents basement.

At some point, the owners also would like to make a profit, after they have to make up for the losses of other franchises. They cant do that with 43% of the revenue.

The 57% the players get is pure profit. Guaranteed contracts. Must be nice. Their salaries have almost doubled in the last 7 years. Poor babies. Their contracts are GUARANTEED.

Tell that to the Atlanta thrashers. Guess their profits werent guaranteed. Or the Coyotes, who cant make a profit to save their souls.

If I was one of the owners, I would tell the union to either make a fair split of 50 50 and 5 year maximum contracts or you are FIRED.

Go hire AHL players and others to go play in the NHL until the draft replenishes the stars.

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The league does not belong to the players. It does not belong to the fans. It does not belong to teenagers hiding behind the internet blogging from their parents basement.

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I disagree. Hockey belongs to everyone. From the small kid who plays hockey in his backyard to the fan who spends hundreds of dollars every year for his team. The owners are just the guys who used their huge fortunes to buy a team and create an even bigger fortune. They are nothing but capitalists, and they couldn't capitalize if it wasn't for our love of the game, including those few players who've made it and got rich themselves.

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Yay! Another thread about the lockout!

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Tell that to the Atlanta thrashers. Guess their profits werent guaranteed. Or the Coyotes, who cant make a profit to save their souls.

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Get used to it. From what I hear, fans (myself very much included) aren't too pleased about it.

Just as we'd post about the regular season (if there was one), a majority of posts will become about the lockout.

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