Posted: 9/28/2012 3:52:29 PM
IMO, it's on the players this time
I really DON'T see HOW this is "on the players" to give up their persentage of the league revenue WHEN, during the current contract, the NHL has gone from $2 billion in revenue to $3 billion.
this looks like a pure "money grab" power-play by Bettman and the owners and quite frankly IF I was a Russian or other European player, I would just blow the Bettman beer league off. they may not make as much money in the KHL or another Euro league BUT the schedules over there aren't nearly as murderous as in the NHL. most teams are playing twice a week like in the old 6 team NHL of the 1960's so there is a lot less chance of injury and way less chance of "burnout"