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07-23-2010, 11:38 PM
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Originally Posted by 24Cups View Post
Revenue sharing is a way for teams to afford competitive payrolls, not to make profits (not all Bettman's fault here). The NHL revenue-sharing system is complicated and contingent on maximizing local revenues and getting better at generating revenues each year. Teams that coast on these responsibilities do not get any revenue sharing benefits.

The team payroll floor is also a lot higher than one-half of the cap.

Bettman is hired to protect and promote the financial interests of the owners. It is easy to argue that he has done that. He's not necessarily the brightest hockey mind, but he is hardly a "tool".
Ask the fans in Nashville about this their team stays below the mid point of the cap and scrounges for 14 thousand fans in hopes of getting their full 10 mil in Rev sharing and with that money they turn a small profit. I know I have friends in nashville that for whatever reason know this crap. Their whole team filosophy seems to be built around this idea that if we can get these seats sold and stay at this dollar figure we will get all teh rev sharing and thus make a small profit.

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