Nash-ty Rumors Part IV: The Longest Week
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02-21-2012, 12:51 PM
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There is a decent sized TV deal that will start with the 2012-13 season. In fact it's large enough of a deal that the league fronted the Devils their portion of that contract.
Not sure if you noticed this, but the NHL
their major network partner in NBC.
The issues that the league is facing is that the same teams that forced the last work stoppage have found that the system that they agreed to are not working for them now. It has nothing to do with an incorrect systemic issue, but more like an incompetent management issue.
The teams that were losing money prior to the lockout are the team that are losing money now. (just less of them)
As it relates to contracts that get buried in the minors, the teams are not the ones with the problem there. It's the fans that have the issue and in the grand scheme of things, the fans opinion carries NO WEIGHT.
Personally I think there should be a cap, but I am against a floor. If a team can't make a 48 million dollar salary, they shouldn't be forced to.
Anyway, I fail to see any situation in which there is a major reduction to the Salary Cap and not have that tied to players salaries.
You need a 10% reduction in the Salary Cap? either rollbac salariesby 10% or allow teams a three year period to become cap compliant.
Teams should not be punished for spending to the salary cap. And I can guarantee that teams WILL NOT BE PUNISHED FOR DOING SO.
Wow the NHL has a deal with NBC thanks for the update
the NHL's TV deal is chicken #$#$ compared to the other major sports, as a result the pooled revenue is actually small relatively speaking. The very strong Canadian dollar the past few years has fueled the continued increase in the cap even in a very bad US economy. sorry but you can't make Chicken Salad out of that TV deal as compared to the other major sports TV deals. The 10 year deal announced has NBC paying an avg of 200 million annually which is 6.66 million per team, which is Brad Richards cap hit for this season. The NFL by comparison gets about 3 BILLLION/year with its TV deal, now compare each leagues salary cap for 2011, the NFL cap this past season was 120.3 million, the NHL 64.3 million.
Additionaly the lower UFA age has led to more teams locking up their younger players earlier by "buying" UFA years and they feel that has escalated salaries as well.
As I stated earlier I'm not advocating on behalf of those teams but just pointing out why I think there will be a work stoppage when the CBA expires.
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