Hockey Related Revenue versus Direct Costs
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09-14-2012, 11:59 AM
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Yeah. I was keeping it dumbed down, but you hit the nail on the head with the full explanation.
The numbers dispute is more of a "semantics" argument between the two sides. I'd be VERY curious to see the huge pile (70k pages??!) of financial data the teams released to the PA. I'm betting the PA did some due diligence on that, but then chose to stick their fingers in their ears and chant...
I think 70k pages was just "the first set of data." I think it's pretty telling that despite the NHL "opening the books" (the NFL never actually did that with their dispute, or did they eventually?) the NHLPA has never directly attacked the claim that the league is losing money. To me, if the league weren't losing money, it would be in the players' best interest to make that public. Since they haven't, I have to assume it's true to the extent that reasonable financial tricks can't even change that figure.
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