: News Article:
Wild in Financial Trouble
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05-02-2011, 10:18 AM
Join Date: May 2010
I'm also not too terribad upset because any article that pre-cedes this summer when it comes to league finances is bunk.
the tv deal with nbc brings in 200 million more to the league, which is then revenue split across all 30 teams.
leipold will have cash from that.
oh... one more point to expand on T's good info...
The player salaries? Only apply to the regular season. The players essentially "play for free" during the play-offs.
From an amortization perspective, think about all of the payroll spread out over each home game. The teams only net money during home games. The Wild only had 40 home games this season, which is roughly 1.5 million in salary per home game played.
A playoff home game not only has increased ticket prices, but also no player salary to cover.
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