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(DownGoesBrown)   As the NFL approaches mid-season, the NBA approaches the start of the season and MLB approaches the World Series, here's an amusing, yet sad take on the good and bad of the NHL negotiations   (downgoesbrown.com) divider line 15
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2012-10-23 12:27:35 PM
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Let's ride.
 
2012-10-23 12:28:01 PM
I love DGB. He's been great on twitter this morning too.
 
2012-10-23 12:33:57 PM
Bad sign: One of those exceptions is the service charge on season ticket cancellations, which currently projects to be the league's top revenue source this year.
 
2012-10-23 12:50:07 PM
I read each of those in the Animaniac's good idea, bad idea narrator's voice.
 
2012-10-23 01:00:17 PM
Fark you NHL. Seriously. Last time this happened I was understanding. There were serious issues that had to be resolved, and at the end of it we, the fans, were presented with a better kind of hockey.

This time around its different. Not a single side has put forward something that's good for the game. This time around its just about money, and I could give a damn.

I love my Sabres. Love the owner, love the team. I plunk down a few grand each year in tickets, merchandise, and related expenses. Not this year. I'm on strike. Come back next week, and I'm still on strike.

It should be a three way negotiation with the owners on one side, players on another and the NHL in general representing the fans.
 
2012-10-23 01:46:39 PM
GBob, you should join the NHLFA (NHL Fans Association). Their website is at http://nhlfa.org

Have to say Down Goes Brown has created great levity for us frustrated NHL fans today. Nice article and submission subby.
 
2012-10-23 02:36:08 PM

thecpt: I read each of those in the Animaniac's good idea, bad idea narrator's voice.


Tom Bodett

/We'll leave a light on for ya.
 
2012-10-23 05:15:51 PM
Is Robert Luongo like the Chinese/Richmond BC version of Roberto? Like Robertcop?
 
2012-10-23 11:05:04 PM

Gbob: Fark you NHL. Seriously. Last time this happened I was understanding. There were serious issues that had to be resolved, and at the end of it we, the fans, were presented with a better kind of hockey.

This time around its different. Not a single side has put forward something that's good for the game. This time around its just about money, and I could give a damn.

I love my Sabres. Love the owner, love the team. I plunk down a few grand each year in tickets, merchandise, and related expenses. Not this year. I'm on strike. Come back next week, and I'm still on strike.

It should be a three way negotiation with the owners on one side, players on another and the NHL in general representing the fans.


Co-signed. It's all about money this time and since neither side seems to be willing to budge, we fans get the shaft. I honestly don't think we will have a season, again and this league will be dead. And it's all on the farkin' owners.
 
2012-10-24 02:03:22 AM

desertgeek: Gbob: Fark you NHL. Seriously. Last time this happened I was understanding. There were serious issues that had to be resolved, and at the end of it we, the fans, were presented with a better kind of hockey.

This time around its different. Not a single side has put forward something that's good for the game. This time around its just about money, and I could give a damn.

I love my Sabres. Love the owner, love the team. I plunk down a few grand each year in tickets, merchandise, and related expenses. Not this year. I'm on strike. Come back next week, and I'm still on strike.

It should be a three way negotiation with the owners on one side, players on another and the NHL in general representing the fans.

Co-signed. It's all about money this time and since neither side seems to be willing to budge, we fans get the shaft. I honestly don't think we will have a season, again and this league will be dead. And it's all on the farkin' owners.


Why stop at a representative? Im sure all 4 post strike hockey fans will fit at the table.
 
2012-10-24 12:34:44 PM

desertgeek: Gbob: Fark you NHL. Seriously. Last time this happened I was understanding. There were serious issues that had to be resolved, and at the end of it we, the fans, were presented with a better kind of hockey.

This time around its different. Not a single side has put forward something that's good for the game. This time around its just about money, and I could give a damn.

I love my Sabres. Love the owner, love the team. I plunk down a few grand each year in tickets, merchandise, and related expenses. Not this year. I'm on strike. Come back next week, and I'm still on strike.

It should be a three way negotiation with the owners on one side, players on another and the NHL in general representing the fans.

Co-signed. It's all about money this time and since neither side seems to be willing to budge, we fans get the shaft. I honestly don't think we will have a season, again and this league will be dead. And it's all on the farkin' owners.


Agreed. I'm really upset with the NHL for letting this happen. They've worked extremely hard to build the team fan base here in Raleigh, the team is loved and embraced, and they made some great off season moves. Now, I don't get to see the results of ANY of that because now that money is suddenly coming in, and everyone is making profits, they aren't making ENOUGH profits.

Fark.

You.
 
2012-10-24 02:01:13 PM

Mr Guy: desertgeek: Gbob: Fark you NHL. Seriously. Last time this happened I was understanding. There were serious issues that had to be resolved, and at the end of it we, the fans, were presented with a better kind of hockey.

This time around its different. Not a single side has put forward something that's good for the game. This time around its just about money, and I could give a damn.

I love my Sabres. Love the owner, love the team. I plunk down a few grand each year in tickets, merchandise, and related expenses. Not this year. I'm on strike. Come back next week, and I'm still on strike.

It should be a three way negotiation with the owners on one side, players on another and the NHL in general representing the fans.

Co-signed. It's all about money this time and since neither side seems to be willing to budge, we fans get the shaft. I honestly don't think we will have a season, again and this league will be dead. And it's all on the farkin' owners.

Agreed. I'm really upset with the NHL for letting this happen. They've worked extremely hard to build the team fan base here in Raleigh, the team is loved and embraced, and they made some great off season moves. Now, I don't get to see the results of ANY of that because now that money is suddenly coming in, and everyone is making profits, they aren't making ENOUGH profits.

Fark.

You.


Please don't get me wrong, I'm as angry as anyone, and I'm in no way letting the owners off the hook here or trying to defend them. That said, everyone is not making profits. In fact, most teams are not. They all have record revenue, but many teams are losing money, while others are barely breaking even. Not trying to shift blame here.
 
2012-10-24 02:29:21 PM

rag819: Please don't get me wrong, I'm as angry as anyone, and I'm in no way letting the owners off the hook here or trying to defend them. That said, everyone is not making profits. In fact, most teams are not. They all have record revenue, but many teams are losing money, while others are barely breaking even. Not trying to shift blame here.


I had to go back and look for numbers, because that's certainly not the way the argument is being presented. What I found was that player salaries have been locked into a predictable growth rate, and the only reason teams aren't profitable is because their expenses have been rising ridiculously. Everyone's revenues are up. Everyone's. Mismanagement and a refusal to share revenue is what's preventing the lower teams from being profitable, not player salaries.
 
2012-10-24 03:00:48 PM

Mr Guy: rag819: Please don't get me wrong, I'm as angry as anyone, and I'm in no way letting the owners off the hook here or trying to defend them. That said, everyone is not making profits. In fact, most teams are not. They all have record revenue, but many teams are losing money, while others are barely breaking even. Not trying to shift blame here.

I had to go back and look for numbers, because that's certainly not the way the argument is being presented. What I found was that player salaries have been locked into a predictable growth rate, and the only reason teams aren't profitable is because their expenses have been rising ridiculously. Everyone's revenues are up. Everyone's. Mismanagement and a refusal to share revenue is what's preventing the lower teams from being profitable, not player salaries.


Right. Like I said, I was not trying to deflect blame or point fingers. I said there were record revenues. I was just stating that not all teams are profitable. I never said player salaries were to blame.
 
2012-10-24 05:55:14 PM

Mr Guy: desertgeek: Gbob: Fark you NHL. Seriously. Last time this happened I was understanding. There were serious issues that had to be resolved, and at the end of it we, the fans, were presented with a better kind of hockey.

This time around its different. Not a single side has put forward something that's good for the game. This time around its just about money, and I could give a damn.

I love my Sabres. Love the owner, love the team. I plunk down a few grand each year in tickets, merchandise, and related expenses. Not this year. I'm on strike. Come back next week, and I'm still on strike.

It should be a three way negotiation with the owners on one side, players on another and the NHL in general representing the fans.

Co-signed. It's all about money this time and since neither side seems to be willing to budge, we fans get the shaft. I honestly don't think we will have a season, again and this league will be dead. And it's all on the farkin' owners.

Agreed. I'm really upset with the NHL for letting this happen. They've worked extremely hard to build the team fan base here in Raleigh, the team is loved and embraced, and they made some great off season moves. Now, I don't get to see the results of ANY of that because now that money is suddenly coming in, and everyone is making profits, they aren't making ENOUGH profits.

Fark.

You.


No offense, Mr. Guy; but look at where I live and what my local team did this past Spring. All the momentum in the world (plus crap football and basketball teams) and the people that own the Coyotes have blown it. Again. We're probably dead now and it's because of issues we had no control over. It royally pisses me off.
 
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