View Single Post
Old
08-28-2004, 09:34 AM
  #81
YellHockey*
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 2,830
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stich
What startup costs? Do you know anything about business? Here's a list of the things that would have to be paid for before ever playing a game:

Lease for arena
Negigible compared to what the players make. Its the only real major expense they'd have.

Quote:
Office Space
Already part of the PA

Quote:
GM Salary
Employees aren't paid their entire salary up front.

Quote:
President Salary
They already have a President and he's getting paid regardless.

Quote:
Coaches
Employees aren't paid their entire salary up front.

Quote:
Marketing personnel or outsourcing
Employees aren't paid their entire salary up front.

Quote:
Customer Service Personnel
Employees aren't paid their entire salary up front.

Quote:
Scouts
Employees aren't paid their entire salary up front.

Quote:
Sales Personnel
Employees aren't paid their entire salary up front.

Quote:
Lawyers
Already have lots of those working for the PA.

Quote:
Training of arena personnel
Not the responsibility of the league.

Quote:
Marketing
Already have this at the PA.

Quote:
Untilities
Are you just making up words now?

Quote:
Uniforms
Minor cost.

Quote:
Web Development
Already done for the PA.

Quote:
Player signing bonuses
Not needed because the players will have an equity stake.

Quote:
Computers, Printers, Copiers, Routers, etc.
PA has already purchased this equipment and even if they didn't it's a minimal expense.

Quote:
Office Supplies
Oh! They can't afford to start a multimillion dollar league because they can't afford paper and pens? Give me a break!

The PA, unlike the WHA, already has the infrastructure in place to form a new league. All they need to do is sign some leases, negotiate some broadcast deals and they'd be pretty much ready to go. They can even hire all those front office employees the NHL turfed during the summer to help them out.

YellHockey* is offline