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Poll: Should a new league replace the broken one? (34 member(s) have cast votes)

Should a new league be created for the best of the best?

  1. Yes (8 votes [20.00%] - View)

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  2. No (6 votes [15.00%] - View)

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  3. I think Gary Bettman is the best, in a league of his own (2 votes [5.00%] - View)

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  4. This poll is stupid (24 votes [60.00%] - View)

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#1 luckylager

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 08:10 PM

Well, here we are, fans suffering another lockout.
Is the system really that broken and if the NHL's economics are really that bad???.....

How about a "Super League" or "Premier League" :

8 - 10 teams, no cap and no revenue sharing (unless our dollar tanks again; when values are within 5% of parity sharing would be revoked ). Just the best of the best. Imagine the hockey! No Bettman, no crappy Southern US teams that can't fill an arena, etc etc...


There are so many benefits for the game, the fans and elite players if such a league were to be created.

Edited by luckylager, 16 September 2012 - 08:16 PM.

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#2 Venom52

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 08:14 PM

You would need rich owners for this to happen. Like really, really rich. And they would need the Stanley cup as well.
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#3 luckylager

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 08:18 PM

There are at least 8 teams with very rich owners that could pull it off. In good markets ( like van ) we pay a lot of money for a game. I think it would be sustainable.
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 08:21 PM

In my life, the three best hockey games I've ever watched had nothing to do with the Stanley Cup. A Canada Cup and two gold medal games.

Edited by luckylager, 16 September 2012 - 08:21 PM.

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#5 CanucksFanMike

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 08:29 PM

There is already a new league that already exists.... it is called the KHL

But anyways, there isn't gonna be a 'new league' or anything, what needs to happen is Betman be fired (which wont happen either).
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 08:39 PM

In my life, the three best hockey games I've ever watched had nothing to do with the Stanley Cup. A Canada Cup and two gold medal games.


Then you havent watched enough hockey.

Refer to 94 Stanley cup finals, 2006 Stanley c

There is already a new league that already exists.... it is called the KHL

But anyways, there isn't gonna be a 'new league' or anything, what needs to happen is Betman be fired (which wont happen either).


KHL is tier 2. Sorry to say, their top players is none other then Alexander Radulov. It goes to show the difference in skill level between the NHL and KHL.
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#7 luckylager

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 08:49 PM

Then you havent watched enough hockey.

Refer to 94 Stanley cup finals, 2006 Stanley c

Disagree


KHL is tier 2. Sorry to say, their top players is none other then Alexander Radulov. It goes to show the difference in skill level between the NHL and KHL.

Agree
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 08:52 PM

Should be maybe16 teams.
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 08:59 PM

As long as the Canucks have a shot at the cup, along with our best players, I don't have a problem with this.
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#10 elvis15

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 10:22 PM

There are at least 8 teams with very rich owners that could pull it off. In good markets ( like van ) we pay a lot of money for a game. I think it would be sustainable.

Those owners already have teams, with commitments to their staff, arenas, players, etc. Why would they go after a super league after complaining they already don't make enough money?

Why would the players commit to something like that, when they're already a part of a union whose aim is to have more players employed, not less?
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 11:33 PM

There already is a league showcasing the best players in the world.

It's called the NHL.
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 08:25 AM

I think you're all missing the point.. It's more of a fantasy league in my mind, best of the best. And just a fantasy at that.

KHL doesn't count it's Russian AHL.

NHL is not a super league, the talent pool is a little shallow which is why I think 8-10 teams of elite players would just be insane hockey. Yes, NHL is were the best play, but the league economics are broken because of Bettmans boner for having bad teams in bad markets.

It's not a reality question. Obviously this could not happen, I'm not asking whether it could, rather would you be stoked if such a league existed?

I get that many CDC users don't have a fun bone and being a cynical douche makes you feel good because you are too meek to speak your mind in real life.

Meh, f'n kids these days...

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#13 Dion Phaneuf

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 10:26 AM

26 teams would be perfect IMO. Same type of hockey but no more Dale Weise's or Johm Scott's.

- Still the NHL. Fold Phoenix, Florida, Columbus, and undecided.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 11:49 AM

Columbus & Tampa?
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 12:07 PM

and why would the NHLPA agree to this?
but no, i would not like this.

assuming average salar is 5 million in this leauge. you have an average cap of 110 million...
also... 8 teams means less games...means less revenue for tickets

so...more money being spent on salary and less ticket revenue.

edit: canuck tickets are already at $410 for lower and $100 for upper...

8 team leauge with superstar players, tickets would probably increase to $600 for lower and $250 for upper

cheapest coming in at $175 per ticket

Edited by canucks.bradley, 17 September 2012 - 12:12 PM.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 12:08 PM

I think you're all missing the point.. It's more of a fantasy league in my mind, best of the best. And just a fantasy at that.

KHL doesn't count it's Russian AHL.

NHL is not a super league, the talent pool is a little shallow which is why I think 8-10 teams of elite players would just be insane hockey. Yes, NHL is were the best play, but the league economics are broken because of Bettmans boner for having bad teams in bad markets.

It's not a reality question. Obviously this could not happen, I'm not asking whether it could, rather would you be stoked if such a league existed?

I get that many CDC users don't have a fun bone and being a cynical douche makes you feel good because you are too meek to speak your mind in real life.

Meh, f'n kids these days...

I think your issue is more that you've expected people to come on here and not take it seriously as if they were a kid and just as a part of the wonder of the game. Instead you got logical answers from adults who had no indication from your OP that this was purely a fantasy situation.

Be careful what you wish for, or don't complain when the result matches the question.

Going on the "obviously this could not happen" premise, I'd still likely say no. What teams would there be? Would we have the Canucks (or their super league version) to cheer locally? Would they compete for the Stanley Cup if it were to take over the NHL?

The hockey might be great, but I'd need to be invested in the results to care deeply enough to watch a lot. In international play, I mainly watch Canada. For NHL, Canucks. For AHL, Chicago Wolves. Maybe some other teams associated with our prospects. There's no guarantees I'd watch anything else with any regularity otherwise if I have no investment in those teams or games.
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