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Thursday, March 03, 2005

nhl- Will Replacement Players Sell

from slam, The success of using replacement players in the NHL will be made or broken by the fans.
After all, they're the ones who'll be buying tickets.
Of course, that's if the league -- which vowed to be up and running in time for the 2005-06 campaign -- goes in that direction to return to action.
Flames president Ken King is gauging fan reaction to that concept.
"I would say it's medium to cool on replacement players," King said yesterday. "Some people have said, 'If you're using replacement players, then I assume you'll be using replacement prices.'
"It's exactly what you would expect. They are the same as us -- they want that great team back, want it to be as good or better and they want it to be competitive."