There is a massive difference between earning $1 and $1mil., principle or not. You talk about what is right, and I ask you what is right? For the 98% of us to make $40 - 60 000 a year? or for someone who AVGs over $2.4 mil.?
How do the owners use our wallets to make money? You do realize that most of us cannot afford to go to a NHL game, correct? You also realize as salaries have increased so has the cost of a ticket, food, drink, parking etc...
I can't help what your company did to you, that has no relation to the NHL & its salary scale.
You got that right about the 700 NHL players. None of us hardworkers will ever come close to making what they make. I can certainly see how that is a bummer for them.
It is a game. Plain & simple. You can pretend it is not, but it is. Sorry. Don't give me this bull**** about how hard they have had to work since they were 4 or 5. My son plays hockey, started at 4, and is 12 now. Should he be able to go around and tell you all how hard he has had it so far? and he has not even got paid yet? Of course he has the common sense to realize it is a game, like every other person I know.
How can you say the owners exploit the players? Are you suggesting these players get paid minimum wage? Go ask some guy working in a factory for $10 an hour and ask him about exploitation. I don't care how long the AVG player plays. He is very well compensated, and in that 5-6yr time, will more than likely earn more than all of us in our lifetime.
I don't watch the NFL, have no idea what a PSL seat is, but can tell you when a beer costs $13, you can blame the owners all you want, but they have to figure out a way to pay for the players salaries, hydro, plumbing, uniforms, maintenance on the building, food money for the players, hotel costs, airplane costs, land tax, insurance costs etc...
Boy do I feel sorry for guys playing a game. I'm heartbroken.