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What About Us?

Posted 11:40 AM ET | Comments 0
Another lockout is looming on the horizon. As fans we have to sit here and endure this yet again in such a short time. We are forced to listen to rhetoric from both sides. Both sides are complaining that they aren’t making enough “money”. I didn’t grow up wanting to get to the NHL to make money. I wanted to get there because of my love for the game. I poured my blood, sweat, and tears into this game. Needless to say I didn’t have the talent to make it there. As I sit here as a grown man and watch the fighting between the two sides, I am in total disgust. The NHL made 3.3 Billion dollars last year. Some players were paid as much as $12 million dollars last year and yet they are still fighting over money.
I’m not taking a side in this mess I am just going to point two important facts. 1) The owners started this crap by offering ridiculous contracts. The players started it by demanding ridiculous contracts. According to the CBA that is set to expire, the players get 57% of the revenue from sales. Why? Their contracts aren’t enough? A $100 million dollar contract isn’t enough? Making $1million per season for 3 years isn’t enough? You play a child’s game for a living. You have fans living on every facet of your career. Fans are with you when you’re winning and when you’re losing (unless you live in Philly haha little joke). Adults, kids, boys and girls look up to you. Fans don’t make nearly as much as you. Hockey games are expensive to go to. We spend out hard earned money to take our boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands, wives, and kids to games because we love you. Some people choose to live without stuff because they want to spend part of their $40,000 a year salary to watch their home team play, and what do they get out of it? Two sides who complain they aren’t getting enough. The same goes for the owners. You wouldn’t have teams to run if it weren’t for the fans. Fans waited all summer long for the upcoming season to start, your response? Well there may be a lockout because we can’t decide which side deserves more. I’ll tell you who deserves more…. THE FANS!!!!! WE DESERVE MORE!!!!
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