Originally Posted by Buzzsaw
This guy is clueless --- without fans there would be no professional sports (that includes, MLB, NFL & NBA).
The salaries in hockey must go down -- the league simply doesn't generate enough attention (and in turn, revenue) to be paying multi-million dollar contracts. Nascar, tennis, golf, etc. all get more TV viewers than hockey does. That's the fact and NHL players need to understand that. It's just not a good sport to watch on TV, which is necessary from a business standpoint. And expansion into areas like Phoenix was a terrible idea -- it made the league grow when it didn't have $ to support it.
I agree. But it sucks. If ANYONE deserves millions, its hockey players. IMO. They are by no means stars, yet play with their heart every game. For the love. Obviously this goes for alot of things (i personally believe teachers should be paid like sports stars) that will never happen.