Jim McKenzie on the lockout
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09-27-2004, 08:02 PM
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Location: Nashville, TN
Originally Posted by
Vlad The Impaler
I must admit I am a bit surprised at losses despite a little playoof hockey and a rather modest payroll. They certainly need to make adjustment because it is true, it could become a problem later down the road.
No amount of capping can help in such a case. A luxury tax could help but even then... it's pretty tough to maintain such a small payroll.
If i'm not mistaken, the Flames had only a slightly higher payroll and a great deal of playoff success, and only made a pretty small amount of money. Nashville's case was largely due to the fact that in the early part of the season..when the team was doing pretty mediocre, attendance dipped about as low as it ever got. When they say losses, the number I read was about 3 million...and Leipold\Poile seem to believe that's the kind of thing that's going to work out. We'll see, though.
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