How does a new contract with the NHL cost so much money?
Let’s see what some of the people on Twitter were saying when the new contract was announced.
Here are some of them.
Twitter users reacted with varying levels of outrage.
-Joey Neuwirth tweeted: This is a real rip off.
-Ricardo Perez tweeted: That’s the whole point of this contract.
I’m going to spend my money elsewhere.
-Cynthia Hsu tweeted: The deal is ridiculous and I hope NHL fans will boycott it.
-Tom LeBretton tweeted: It’s a rip off, this is ridiculous.
I’ll pay $1M per year to stay in Vancouver.
-Mike Phelan tweeted: They’re taking away a team from the Stanley Cup, which is the only thing they need to win it, the team doesn’t have any interest in winning it, and this deal is too much.
-Darryl Mott posted: What a rip-off.
I’d like to see the NHL keep the NHL Cup.
I think it’s a lot more fun to watch hockey in Vancouver than San Jose.
-Jeff Chion posted: This isn’t good for the NHL, this isn’t fair, this will lead to a bad feeling.
-Jason Cone posted: How can this be, I can’t watch games.
-Tim O’Donnell posted: I hope the NHL cuts this deal and puts the team back in Vancouver because I’ve always felt that the Canucks are the only team that can make the playoffs this year.
-Paul M. Brown posted: It just shows that the NHL is out of touch with the fans.
This isn, frankly, a horrible, horrible deal for the Canucks.
-Michael Fennell posted: The NHL has a very low budget for this deal.
It’s $2.7 million per game.
-Brian M. McQuown posted: Let’s hope they can pull off a Stanley Cup-winning season.
-Matt McBride posted: $2 million per year for an AHL team is ridiculous, and the team that loses out gets no compensation.
-Dan Leitch posted: For a new deal, it’s ridiculous, especially considering how badly this team is playing right now.
-Bryan LeBlanc posted: Is this really the NHL?
This is the first contract I’ve heard of where you can only spend $1 million per season and then have a team with the Stanley CUP on the line.
-Sam Tannenbaum posted: You have to be kidding me.
-Josiah Condon posted: As much as I hate this contract, it might actually help the Canucks to get better.
-Eric D. Leong posted: We don’t need this.
This is terrible.
-Chris Bross posted: Why is the NHL trying to give a team that is just good enough to make the Stanley Cups a deal that makes it even worse?
-Tom Toms posted: If it’s not the NHL then it’s the NHL.
It seems that the league is trying to make this deal look better than it is.
-Kevin Fiala posted: All the teams should be going to the Stanley cup every year.
This contract is ridiculous to me.
It will be a disaster.
-Ben Wimmer posted: There’s a huge disconnect between what the NHL wants and what the fans want.
-Adam McLean posted: No one should be paying $2 Million per year in the NHL to stay here.
-Brad McLean shared: This contract isn’t even worth anything.
I hope they don’t even consider the fact that it would give the Canucks a chance to win the Cup.
-Ryan P. Lees posted: They are trying to get rich off of the fans, but this is just a terrible deal.
-Daniel Schoen posted: In the NHL you can sign a new two-year contract and get a team in the playoffs every year, but in the AHL you can’t do that.
-John McLean contributed: The fans should be mad at the league for this, but the fact is they are paying $1.8 million per team for a team.
This deal is just crazy.
-Sean P. Anderson posted: Maybe the NHL can take this contract to the bank to pay off the fans?
-Dave G. Sutter posted: These contracts are ridiculous.
What are the odds of this team winning the Cup?
-Dan A. Pascalis posted: Can they actually afford this?
This contract was only signed to get a franchise going again.
-Mark S. Williams posted: Who wants this?
If it is a mistake, I will go elsewhere and spend my own money.
-Michele Buss posted: A terrible deal for a franchise that is already in bad shape.
-Andrew C. Smith posted: So, now the Canucks have to get rid of the contract that they signed for the first