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Saturday, February 19, 2005

It's over....again

Bill Daly emerged from the latest meeting in New York and had nothing positive to report.
"Our discussions revealed that we remain as far apart as we believed we were last week," Daly told TSN. "The rumours that the parties were close or had in fact reached a deal were greatly exaggerated. There is still a long way to go."
I'm taking the rest of the weekend off. Call me when the media stops the runaway train of rumors and speculation.


  • At 4:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Why is there this fundamental difference of views, the players as uneducated as they are, do one simple thing they get paid millions to play a game- sorry that we the fans can't relate to them. The owners seem to understand basic marketing in today's society. They have a product for sale, who is buying it--their customers. Their ultimate consumer's are the advertisers, however they need to focus their promotion and placement of that product to the us the fans. They are choosing the wrong demographics to go after--Nashville??? Carolina?? what the-?, ya they can fill the stadium, but for how long? Too many teams in such a small market--its not the NFL. The NHL is faced with more external threats than opportunities. Simple fix really- focus on a smaller target market to thus make it easier for promotion, which will increase revenues and ultimately lead to minimizing expenditures. If the players ever want to play in this league again, they will have to accept less money, if not - no big deal I and many others will get my entertainment from somewhere else. Whay are they so greedy? Obviously its the NHLPA- get rid of it unions are for losers anyways-- look at what the Teachers complain about all the time and they get the bloody summer off!!


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