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Bettman "There will be a lockout if there is no deal by September

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I had forgotten this part of it - the NFLPA sued the NFL for antitrust violations, of which there are a gazillion. The NHL doesn't have specific antitrust exemption, but that's what the entire league is founded on and how the teams in the big markets stand to make so much money.

Only baseball has an antitrust exeption, which arises out of a series of highly critcized Supreme Court cases.

All professional sports leagues can only operate with antitrust violations. What do you think the draft is?

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So the top executives had a small talk, to talk about how the cba talks are going...

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Just lock the involved parties in a room with food and water (no bathroom of course ;) ), and tell them to have a deal in 7 days otherwise sharks with freaking laser beams attached their heads will be throw into the room with a huge amount of water... :blahblah:

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maybe the owners, NHL, and players can realize the impacts beyond them? we have already seen paycuts by team on staffs, jobs will be lost, and local businesses will lose a ton of business. the league will also lose a ton of fans because people are tired of bickering billionaires and millionaires.

maybe bettman should take a paycut? his paychecks:

$100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000

thats right 8M annually.

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maybe the owners, NHL, and players can realize the impacts beyond them? we have already seen paycuts by team on staffs, jobs will be lost, and local businesses will lose a ton of business. the league will also lose a ton of fans because people are tired of bickering billionaires and millionaires.

maybe bettman should take a paycut? his paychecks:

$100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000

thats right 8M annually.

you talk about screwing the pooch . . . . 8M and they wait for the last second. Should have taken care of it last year. Very disappointed. MAY drop the season tickets, will return in dribs and drabs. . . .shame if it ends this way

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maybe the owners, NHL, and players can realize the impacts beyond them? we have already seen paycuts by team on staffs, jobs will be lost, and local businesses will lose a ton of business. the league will also lose a ton of fans because people are tired of bickering billionaires and millionaires.

The league didn't lose many fans last time, they didn't lose many the time before, and they're counting on the fact that they won't lose many fans this time, and they'll end up being right. They don't care about team staffs, local businesses, or anyone else.

Bettman makes less than the best players in the league. Presumably he's more valuable to the owners, although I guess they mostly pay him to be the guy that everyone hates - sort of ingenious, really.

Edited by Triumph

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MAY drop the season tickets, will return in dribs and drabs. . . .

Speaking of which, what happens with the Season Tickets if there's a lockout? Is there a refund? Difference applied to next season?

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Speaking of which, what happens with the Season Tickets if there's a lockout? Is there a refund? Difference applied to next season?

They will either refund the money or put it towards playoffs/next season. Whichever you choose.

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They will either refund the money or put it towards playoffs/next season. Whichever you choose.

i would assume they will throw something in to entice you to have them hold onto your money. believe last time they offered a personalized jersey.

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Thanks. I'm fine with either a refund or putting it toward future tickets. And I am most definitely fine with some sort of incentive item. I was just curious.

Edited by Brick Pig

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Well, maybe there is hope afterall:

Rob Rossi ‏@RobRossi_Trib

Darche: 'I'm encouraged we're talking to be honest.' #nhlpa .... Also received 20-25 texts from players after getting #nhl proposal

Rob Rossi ‏@RobRossi_Trib

#nhlpa: no conference call, but players will be informed; arrival of more players was expected before proposal from #nhl

Pat Leonard ‏@NYDNRangers

Mathieu Darche says he's "encouraged we're talking" w the @NHL but echoes Fehr in refusing to discuss meeting details @NHLPA

thinking if it was another bullsh!t proposal, Fehr would just say, "we haven't made any progress."

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They don't care about team staffs, local businesses, or anyone else.

you can say that again. I know people who have worked for several different teams. One thing they all have in common is lousy pay, long hours, and say they get treated lousy.

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gahh they should just stop being fvcking stupid. stop being greedy and give everyone what they want, HOCKEY! the owners will only be hurting themselves as well if there's a lockout. :argh: got season tickets for the first time and i want to goooo!

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thinking if it was another bullsh!t proposal, Fehr would just say, "we haven't made any progress."

Fehr isn't in a position of strength here and he knows that. His rhetoric is going to be significantly different than from when he ran the MLBPA.

There's just no way the owners don't lockout, because there's no downside there for them.

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The owners should be forced to pay player salaries even if a lockout takes place.

Maybe that would provide the incentive they need to get the ball rolling here

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I really hope this cap will be set to around 58-62 for this season, the Wild are at $68 million, I want to see them Parise and Suter fail!

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I really hope this cap will be set to around 58-62 for this season, the Wild are at $68 million, I want to see them Parise and Suter fail!

I would imagine there would be some kind of amnesty provision, which means the Wild will in all likelihood have to dump Heatley. True, he's on the downside of his career, and he is overrated, but he's still a potent offensive threat. Without Heatley, and especially without getting any compensation in return, the Wild's depth will be hurting even moreso than it is.

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