As news of the upcoming NHL labor battle starts to break, as it did over the weekend with reports of the owners making a bold first proposal to the NHLPA, it’s worth circling back to about a month ago when a couple members of the San Jose Sharks ownership group sat down for a Q-and-A session with the local media.

Kevin Compton and Stratton Sclavos, two of several individuals listed among the team’s “ownership group,” help to represent an NHL club that has seemingly done everything right on the business side yet still falls short in terms of profit. In fact, it’s been reported that the club lost upwards of $15 million last season despite selling out HP Pavilion every night.


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