Re: Freaking Bored
posted at 9/29/2012 12:28 PM EDT
I'm so bored I jsut read a bleacher report article. The one about what other hockey I can watch in the area. Someone come hit me with a 2x4. The problem with watching other hockey is that now I'm going to have to cough up some money to get it, whereas NESN comes with the package I've got now.
Call me naive, but I just don't get this lockout. Everyone is losing money for the sake of the game of who blinks first.
* Can someone sum up the point of this lockout succinctly. Simple enough so that even I can understand it? I can't resolve the thinking I interpret the owners to have;
We're are going to go out of business because the players want too much money.
And we don't want to go out of business.
So to remedy that we've decided to go out of business.
* I think the owners have more skin in the game at least as far as the NHL is concerned because without games they are earning zero. No hockey, they starve. (yah yah yah they're billionares and have other investments, but for the sake of this discussion, they starve).
* The players can find jobs elsewhere in other hockey or flipping burgers. True, it's not like their previous income, but they don't totally starve, but near to it.
* Why don't the owners get replacement players to fill the gap? an over 40 league or some such thing? Or have regional teams with teams like Arizona and Florida and Texas carving up Ontario/Quebec? Some such circus act which if you think about it hard, isn't much different than what we have now in the NHL.
* Why don't the players form a new league or get some guys to cough up money and start a new league for much less money that works on a monthly basis or something? True, it's cutting off their nose to spite their face, but if they can come up with some alternative league that would play in the small venues (because I somehow doubt the owners would let them use their rinks somehow). They probably could get college rinks to put on a show.
* Why don't the players do a leverage buy out kind of thing where they actually become partners with the owners? Make them all stock holders or some such thing? I don't know, I'm no business major and haven't got a clue, but I'm thinking of some idea where it behooves both parties to work together to make money for everybody.