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    On a positive note, The (Toronto) Maple Leafs are still undefeated this season...

    Seriously though, a pox on all their houses.

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    I quit caring about millionaire owners and millionaire players and their silly games years ago.
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    It's hard to have any sympathy for either the owner$ or player$, But I do feel sorry for those folks who work(ed) at the concession stands, maintenance, nearby taverns, etc. Not a hockey player, but Longoria just signed a deal with Tampa Rays baseball for $100 million for six years. Kinda puts my teacher's salary in perspective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by na1g View Post
    But I do feel sorry for those folks who work(ed) at the concession stands, maintenance, nearby taverns, etc.
    Apart from this (valid IMO) point, there seems to be few (and that number seems to be dwindling) who care about the (particularly the NHL interpretation) of the game. I suspect everyone involved have completely forgotten who ultimately pays their exorbitant salaries.

    As for this forum, it seems unanimous. I would guess we'd all rather ride than watch.

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    I still sometimes enjoy watching baseball, basketball and tennis - on TV only - and I suspect that is because I played these three games in my youth. (I was a fabulous Little League pitcher because I had a curve ball, and once threw a 6 inning no-hitter! Unfortunately, I was over the hill by the time I hit 15 years of age.) I think basketball is a game of incredible muscular grace that I admire though I could care less what teams are playing. Men's pro tennis is often a treat to watch for the seemingly impossible plays, and the fact that there is such a fine line between great play and pretty bad play.

    I don't care to watch hockey or football or soccer - probably because I don't really understand the games.

    I too find multi-million dollar per year contracts for athletes and owners offensive. Same for CEO's and the highest rung of symphony conductors and classical soloists. None of them are that good compared to the rungs just below them, who often don't make a decent living.

    Are we likely to solve these problems? Maybe, when the fans simply vote with their feet because the ticket prices are too high.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brewmeister View Post
    What is NHL,hockey??
    It's a game where you can buy a crap beer for 8 bucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    I quit caring about millionaire owners and millionaire players and their silly games years ago.
    +1. Now if we could just get everyone to quit caring, maybe reality would set in...
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    If there is a more boring sport than pro hockey I don't know what it is, yet. Even badminton or pool is more interesting..
    Some college hockey is still fun, especially at places where the fans and players are both emotionallyinto it but I practically slept through the pro games
    I've seen live...

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    N'uff said!
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