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Hockey fans want 'cap' on minimum wage and average calibre players
  Nov 05, 2004

A statistically adjusted survey of 250 respondents (‘hockey fans’) derived from a previous survey conducted at or about the second week of September 2004. This survey was undertaken between October 19th and October 30th, 2004. It features a margin of error of 2.75-5.75%, 18 times out of 20 @ 98% competency.

Question #1
In your opinion are you ‘under the impression’ that the NHL Players Association presently ‘locked out’ by NHL owners, is making a concerted effort to solve the current NHL hockey impasse?
Yes    26 %
No    62 %
Can't Say    12 %
Question #2
In your opinion are you under the impression that the NHL owners led by League Commissioner Gary Bettman are making a concerted effort to solve the current NHL hockey impasse?
Yes    18 %
No    70 %
Can't Say    12 %
Question #3
If the 2004-2005 NHL Hockey season is lost entirely, which of the following statements would likely BEST reflect your attitude towards that outcome?
I will hold the NHL owners responsible    24 %
I will hold the NHL Players Association responsible    19 %
I will hold both the NHL owners and NHL Players Association responsible    37 %
Can’t Say    04 %
Question #4
In your opinion which of the following choices offered BEST reflects what you believe is a fair annual ‘average minimum wage’ for NHL Hockey Players?
(a) $100,000    17 %
(b) $100,000-$200,000    36 %
(c) $200,000-$300,000    42 %
(e) more then $400,000    06 %
Question #5
Do you agree or disagree (or other) with this statement-A fair annual wage for ‘an average calibre’ NHL hockey player would be $600,000?
Agree    70 %
Disagree    23 %
Can't Say    06 %
Question #6
-Do you agree with the concept of some type of salary cap as proposed by NHL owners?
Yes    68 %
No    28 %
Commentary
NHL Players are improving their negotiation position with NHL owners over the current NHL ‘Lockout”. NHL Hockey ‘fans’ are of the opinion that the NHL players are making a ‘more concerted effort’ to solve the current impasse than owners are. In our previous September survey the owners’ position was seen in a more favourable light then it is today.
Respondents are of the impression that minimum and average NHL salaries should be lower than they currently are.
ROBBINS would be willing to independently conduct an ‘on-site’ survey of individual NHL Hockey Team season ticket holders for ‘$10,000 (Canadian) per 100’ plus-plus.

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