Thread: Salary Cap: Salary Cap Expected to Go Up?
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11-03-2010, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by NWO View Post
How many teams lost money though? It isnít as healthy as one might think imo. The big revenue teams carry the league. Attendance numbers can be inflated. If the nhl had a decent tv deal they would be in very good shape. The nhl outdraws the nba at the gate in most markets, their tv deal keeps them going.
Big teams carry all the leagues... I mean, that's never going to change. Never. If you want to talk about big teams carrying a sport, check out baseball (which is why the economics of baseball are completely *ed).

I don't know how many teams lost money, but it's less than you think... given that we now have a revenue sharing system in place (which likely needs to be reformed a bit). And a lot of the teams that lose money is because they gamble on playoff revenue and go a bit over where they should, not because the market is in any real danger.

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