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Cup champs have much to lose in lockout

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08:56 AM ET 08.16 | This past season, hockey in South Florida became relevant again. The [Panthers] must capitalize on its recent success, especially because it will now have to compete with LeBron James' Miami Heat, which will play a full season this year. ... The defending Stanley Cup champions ought to be one of the NHL's top stories heading into next year, but the team may be forgotten in its own hometown if next season is cancelled or even delayed. It's doubtful that the Kings could afford the loss; while Los Angeles ranked tenth in our most recent NHL team valuations, the team was actually losing money and had a seventh-worst debt-to-value ratio of 66%. Every one of the NHL's 30 teams would be hurt by a lockout next season, but Florida and Los Angeles are the two most in need of continued play.

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August 16, 2012  09:10 AM ET

Back to the beach bro...

August 16, 2012  09:11 AM ET

It's doubtful that the Kings could afford the loss; while Los Angeles ranked tenth in our most recent NHL team valuations, the team was actually losing money and had a seventh-worst debt-to-value ratio of 66%.

Any questions?

August 16, 2012  09:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

It's doubtful that the Kings could afford the loss; while Los Angeles ranked tenth in our most recent NHL team valuations, the team was actually losing money and had a seventh-worst debt-to-value ratio of 66%. Any questions?

By the looks of it they have much to lose even if they do play

August 16, 2012  09:22 AM ET

sounds to me likea settlement needs to happen quickly....

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August 16, 2012  10:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

It's doubtful that the Kings could afford the loss; while Los Angeles ranked tenth in our most recent NHL team valuations, the team was actually losing money and had a seventh-worst debt-to-value ratio of 66%.

Any questions?

Just one. Why are we playing hockey where we can grow bananas?

August 16, 2012  10:10 AM ET
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Just one. Why are we playing hockey where we can grow bananas?

Money

August 16, 2012  10:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

It's doubtful that the Kings could afford the loss; while Los Angeles ranked tenth in our most recent NHL team valuations, the team was actually losing money and had a seventh-worst debt-to-value ratio of 66%. Any questions?

How soon can they move to Seattle?

August 16, 2012  10:28 AM ET
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It's doubtful that the Kings could afford the loss; while Los Angeles ranked tenth in our most recent NHL team valuations, the team was actually losing money and had a seventh-worst debt-to-value ratio of 66%. Any questions?

yup....debt to value?? Leveraged!!!!!!!

August 16, 2012  10:32 AM ET
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Money

what? Are you insinuating that our beloved midget commisioner has put the dollar above the integrity and purity of the coolest game on earth?

August 16, 2012  10:37 AM ET
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what? Are you insinuating that our beloved midget commisioner has put the dollar above the integrity and purity of the coolest game on earth?

Everyone involved in the game has done that. Sadly.

August 16, 2012  10:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Money

Money
Well, get back
I'm all right Jack
Keep your hands off of my stack
Money
It's a hit
Don't give me that do goody good ****
I'm in the high-fidelity first class travelling set
I think I need a Lear jet
Money

August 16, 2012  10:54 AM ET
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Just one. Why are we playing hockey where we can grow bananas?

Can you grow bananas up there?

August 16, 2012  10:54 AM ET
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what? Are you insinuating that our beloved midget commisioner has put the dollar above the integrity and purity of the coolest game on earth?

No I was more inferring the Gary "The Tiny Feet" Bettman has been singing ABBA's "Money Money Money" at karaoke night.

August 16, 2012  11:09 AM ET
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Can you grow bananas up there?

No. And that's my point.

August 16, 2012  11:19 AM ET
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Can you grow bananas up there?

is this where the quote "a banana in your tail pipe" would come in handy....got to stop the cash flow bleeding somehow....

August 16, 2012  11:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Just one. Why are we playing hockey where we can grow bananas?

Known back in the old days as 'Mothers little helper'

August 16, 2012  12:00 PM ET
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is this where the quote "a banana in your tail pipe" would come in handy....got to stop the cash flow bleeding somehow....

oh...for cash flow...I thought you were bringing up PM

August 16, 2012  12:08 PM ET
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oh...for cash flow...I thought you were bringing up PM

Ah yes the old line, "Is that a banana in your pocket or are you Pierre McGuire?"

 
August 16, 2012  12:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Ah yes the old line, "Is that a banana in your pocket or are you Pierre McGuire?"

more like a gerkin

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