I miss talking about concussions
NHL cancelled the first two weeks of games through October 24th today. The lockout is officially cancelling real games now. Fuck the NHL man.
Sick. It looks like Briere and Giroux are signing in Berlin. Maybe I need to go and watch an DEL game after all, even if I don't really like the league. But those two alone would probably be worth it.
I heard Rick Nash had a hat trick in his first PERIOD of his first SEL game. All assisted by Joe Thorton. NHL guys are a bit out of the Euro's league I think, I was gonna check it out too but then realized it'd prob just be like the Harlem Globetrotters.
Had to do one of the saddest things as a Hockey fan. Return my NHL tickets...
No seeing a live game this year... Sigh thanks NHL. Hopefully Detroit play in Buffalo next season.
You can tell WoW changed the MMO for good when players started complaining about the amount of time they sink, into a time sink.
the player are hypocrites.. we don't want to play for less.. sign a contract in Europe to play for less
Luckily, there is an ECHL team nearby, so I can get my fix there I was going to be able to go to the All-Star game though, to represent my Flyers
Hopefully the NHL will get its act together...now.
i miss the nhl....
Also, the insurance pay they would have to pay is pretty hefty. 4% of the remaining contract total is to be paid per month for just the insurance.
To make it simple, let's say someone has a 100 M USD contract over a 15 year period, or 6.67M USD per year.
The insurance would, however, cost the teams 4M USD per month, in just insurance. That's more than some clubs entire playerbudget for a whole year.
I doubt that the clubs would have much left over to pay the players. As for the players? They might be bored and want to "play" hockey. Toy with the lesser leagues.
And not all players playing in Europe are, like, the money hungry ones.
Also, some of the older guys, if this season crashes, well, they'll never play hockey again. They'd be too old. Like Alfie.
Also. If I'd be them, I'd rather keep up actually playing and working out rather than, you know, Byfuglien.
The players have every right to negotiate how much they want to be paid in the premiere league in the world. Just because they are getting paid 75% of what they make in the NHL doesn't mean they should play for that in the NHL and let the owners keep the rest.
Last edited by conscript; 2012-10-11 at 08:41 PM.
Pretty much. The NHL is the elite league in all of hockey, players are obviously going to get more because they are playing in the best league in the world. It's like players in the English Premiership League getting paid more then players in MLS here in North America, better league, better money. Sure, you can make the argument that the best players are getting paid too much while the average guy is underpaid by comparison, but that is owners doing what they do best by paying the super stars the most money.
Malkin is getting paid a shit ton to play in the KHL because he is an elite player at every level, Crosby would get the same kind of pay in the KHL, and so would every other top tier player from the NHL. They wouldn't get that kind of money in other European leagues because those leagues aren't as big in terms of popularity, or their rules are different when it comes to salaries and things. The Swedish Elite League is the #2 European hockey league, and probably the 3rd best league for hockey in the world in terms of player quality production and overall skill level. From what I understand too, the KHL has some very questionable ethics when it comes to their players.
Gah! Really... I purchased NHL channels on my TV for the first time in years