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09-24-2004, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by wint
Absolutely. The only problem is that the owners are almost certainly under-reporting revenues. If the NHL and the NHLPA can agree on a way to establish true league revenues, I think the two sides will move quickly toward a soft cap / revenue sharing solution.
I wouldn't be too sure. You'd have to be an idiot in todays business world to not be truthful in your reporting of revenues and expenses. The league provides the revenue and costs to the players association for every team. If the NHLPA has a problem with that negotiate it. But it isn't that soon as they start talking about negotiating revenues it's a slippery slope for the NHLPA. It signals the beginning of tying salaries to revenues and thus some sort of cap system. Something they won't do at this time.

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