the biggest problem with the nhl, is the league is ran by fuching lawyers, not businessmen.
laywers rather find 'legal' way to squeeze money out of customers, where real businessmen find ways to improve product.
But they should (and probably do) care about getting their fare share of the millions of dollars people pay to see them play. No one walks around with Holland, Burke, or Bettman on the back of their jersey.
- league is getting money from tv, ads, teams, etc, - teams are getting there fair share of paid money through contracts with league, selling merchandise, etc. - players are getting their fair share of paid money through contract they signed with team;
where on this picture is a void that PA should fill in? there isn't one.
are these multimillionaire professional player need a protection? from whom? from gms?! that's funny, as i said. do anybody think that datsyuk/lidstrom/etc/etc need PA 'protection' to get his fair share? I don't think so.
I'd blame PA solely if there is another lockout. not battman, not gms, but PA.
The owners love it because they can raise ticket prices. Any game outside our Division, or League, whatever they want to call the 4 Divisions/Leagues, can be considered an elite game, and up go the prices.
I thought PA stands for PLAYER Association. Why on earth PLAYER Association would care about ticket prices?!
guess what, should we win next at home, someone will start measuring a distance from home arena to road arena. and that someone will claim, that Boston or Philly won 23 just because their 23rd win was 'near or not that far' from home.
I have better solution for equality-seeking unions.
Find maximum out of minimal distances that nhl teams have to travel and make all teams travel the same distance. If Rangers plays Islanders they should take red-eye flight from La-Guardia to Kansas and then from Kansas to Kennedy.
Such a 'common sense' would be very well in line with 'common sense' shown by unions, any union.
the only reason that liberal should shut the f*ck up because government has absolutely nothing to do with this particular business. It has neither legal nor ethical right to tell businesses who and why they should hire! Period.
And Molson Family instead their statement should have cut it in to the form similar to this: 'Pardon my French, madam, but got f*ck your self!'