It's hard to feel sympathy for aggrieved players who average over $800,000 a year. That's more than many of us make in a lifetime.
It still boils down to too many mediocre teams with too many mediocre players. There aren't enough good TV contracts in the U.S. to pay for these "gold-plated teams" and "gold-plated players."
Expansion of the NHL should have went to Europe where there's strong interest in the sport.(Do you remember the fiasco of the WHA?)
Hockey is a great game, but you have to give more to get back more.
Hockey fans have given lots of money and time to support this wonderful sport in North American. It's a shame that bad business decisions and greed are ruling the day, right now.
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