February is one of my favorite months. Its usually when the emails start rolling in from people who get some info that aren’t supposed to share. Thanks to all you great men and women who choose to share it with us in confidence.
Yeah, we kinda think its important to keep the public informed when it comes to the general train wreck that pay to play hockey has become.
So, we are getting a lot of info now on more pay to play expansion. Looking at about 17 or 18 teams that we are aware of. Yep, nothing says solid business plan than following where so many have failed before you! Ha Ha Ha
Thankfully these leagues simply don’t learn. I love all the expansion talk because I know its going to keep me busy next year when these guys start dropping like flies.
On a sad note, some teams that have been around for a while, some who actually run a good show are going to pack it in after this season.
We got three or four teams that we already know are going to close things down at the end of this season. Why? Some owners are just tire of the bullshit.
We got one email from an owner that said;
“If I have to pay more money to a league that doesn’t make me money I am done. Every year the leagues want more money and the players want to pay less. Even third or fourth line guys were asking for discounts this year. All because we have to sell more franchises to keep our guys in the league making ridiculous amounts of income. We are tired of it and done with it.”
Another email from a team insider;
“Are we really doing these kids any favors by keeping them here to end up playing ACHA hockey when they could have done that right after High School? We don’t have an NCAA program within 300 miles, and those teams aren’t coming here to watch.”
Ahhhhhh yes. The seeds of discontent. Yeah, when people stop believing in a league that they bought into you got some serious problems. When teams who have been successful stop believing they are actually doing the right things, you got a lot more problems.
May I once again send my many thanks to all you dummies who think you are going to make a ton of money owning pay to play teams. I should send you all some candy or something because you guys are freakin awesome.
Stick around, we got some good stuff on the way…..
David Wagner – The Angel Of Death – For Those Who Live Stupidly I salute You
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