"Stop me, before I spend again!" Right? Do you really think that stopping the Pens from paying Crosby $9 million a year (and other similar contracts) is gong to save hockey in Phoenix or Columbus? Doesn't the question of whether or not those struggling franchises should even be where they are come into play? The league should be able to blithely go ahead and put franchises wherever it pleases, and then expect the players to pay for their bad decisions?
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All I can say is that this must the stupidest work stoppage in the history of the professional sports.
And please someone, shoot that worthless piece of dogcrap Gary Betman now. He has not contributed anything constructive since he became a commishioner of the league.
I have no problem with that. Columbus should fail. The people who work the concession stands and in the front office should, unfortunately, have to go find new jobs. That's not the same as saying that NHL salaries in general should be cut to make sure that the Jackets make a profit.
I used to live in the Cleveland Park neighborhood of Washington, DC. If you've ever been to DC, it's the area where the National Zoo is located. Very nice, "leafy", neighborhood. Lots of educated professionals (lawy
Wait... I never said that the players were the problem. The owners are being petulant and dirty.
The problem, at least from my perspective, is that I care for neither side. I think the owners are being dirty, and the players are spoiled brats who don't know how incredible they have it. I cannot relate to players or their situation. I can't relate to billionaire business owners either.
So there you have it. They've made me not care about them or their product. Well done!
That's the tightrope they have to walk. Usually in these situations I feel pretty much the same, with probably some sympathy for the players (since they're the ones I pay to watch). But this time, I think the owners are so wrong that I would actually rather see the season lost than to see the players give in. And it's not even because I hate the owners or love the players, it's because I think forcing the owners to deal directly with the problems they themselves created is what's best for the le