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Why owners might cave

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08:23 AM ET 08.16 | Of course, everyone stands to lose in a lockout, but, as opposed to 2004-05, teams have more riding on opening for business. Last time around, there was no money for them to kiss goodbye from a TV deal, and that is the BIG difference this time. Last time, the NHL had far fewer North American sponsors than it does now. That is, big companies paying big money to have their ads splashed around the dasher in rinks, and advertising their products on TV. ... How much is that? Exact figures aren't public, but it's probably safe to say it's in the tens of millions or more. Bottom line: the NHL has a lot of money to lose this time around too. But they won't really start feeling it until the real part of the U.S. TV contract kicks in. That's Jan. 1.

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August 16, 2012  08:25 AM ET

Money Always Talks, Bros.

August 16, 2012  08:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Money Always Talks, Bros.

Mine ain't been saying much lately...............

August 16, 2012  08:35 AM ET

Why owners might not cave

Many have reported being in the red even after a sold out season (sharks for example) and blame it on the current CBA model.

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August 16, 2012  09:20 AM ET

Faulking baseball threads are stealing Burkes thunder again

1 Pedroia irked by mutiny story
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August 16, 2012  09:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Faulking baseball threads are stealing Burkes thunder again1 Pedroia irked by mutiny storyViews2228Comments1266

I saw that....who cares about Pedroia?
Only one IRK matters anyway!

August 16, 2012  09:28 AM ET

Hope we get some positive news soon. I'm convinced that fans are still angry enough over the last fiasco that another stoppage will enrage them and cause more damage than might be predictable right now. The PA might do well to realize that a collapse of any franchise will mean fewer jobs for players.

August 16, 2012  09:32 AM ET

The Question becomes: Which set of greedmongers caves in first??? odds are the Owners will in my opinion, and if they do....Fire Bettman that little troll

August 16, 2012  09:34 AM ET
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The Question becomes: Which set of greedmongers caves in first??? odds are the Owners will in my opinion, and if they do....Fire Bettman that little troll

Fire Bettman no matter what the outcome is.............

August 16, 2012  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

The Question becomes: Which set of greedmongers caves in first??? odds are the Owners will in my opinion, and if they do....Fire Bettman that little troll

I have to say, I don't like the use of the word "cave". Can we say that someone is willing compromise?

August 16, 2012  09:36 AM ET
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I have to say, I don't like the use of the word "cave". Can we say that someone is willing compromise?

That would be too civil.


Today everyone wants to be a winner.

August 16, 2012  09:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

That would be too civil.

Today everyone wants to be a winner.

Thanks for posting. Your participation ribbon is in the mail.

August 16, 2012  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

That would be too civil.Today everyone wants to be a winner.

Unfortunately thats not how life works everybody cannot be a winner someone has to be the weineer

August 16, 2012  09:51 AM ET
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Unfortunately thats not how life works everybody cannot be a winner someone has to be the weineer

And that's where we're at. No compromise, it's a sign of weakness.

August 16, 2012  09:52 AM ET
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Thanks for posting. Your participation ribbon is in the mail.

<runs to mailbox......>

August 16, 2012  10:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

That would be too civil.Today everyone wants to be a winner.

Agree...might give people the idea that owners and players are cooperating. I SHUDDER at the thought that they might work together to carve up the HUGE amounts for money out there, for their best interests and the interests of the sport.

Whew!

August 16, 2012  10:12 AM ET
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And that's where we're at. No compromise, it's a sign of weakness.

Yep. How pathetic are we getting in this country when cooperation is considered a dirty word? It takes a strong personality to compromise for the good of everyone involved.

August 16, 2012  10:21 AM ET
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Yep. How pathetic are we getting in this country when cooperation is considered a dirty word? It takes a strong personality to compromise for the good of everyone involved.

exactly. Some guy running for congress in Texas is running on exactly that...NO COMPROMISE!!!!
And it isn't 'everybody gets a trophy for participating". It's the was we should be working
In the newspapers here in NYC, whenever they talk about a certain type of trial....(guys with "the' as a middle name!) they always refer to collaborating witnesses as RATS or or snitch or some other perjorative...

 
August 16, 2012  10:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Yep. How pathetic are we getting in this country when cooperation is considered a dirty word? It takes a strong personality to compromise for the good of everyone involved.

Some don't feel that way.

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