Thread: GDT: The lockout thread
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09-19-2012, 04:06 PM
Gentle Ben Kenobi
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Originally Posted by Buddy The Elf View Post
Yup.. the players benefit from the smaller market teams. The Columbus Blue Jackets aren't making the Toronto Maple Leafs any money.
They are though. The Leafs make money from them an opponent. They raise the value of the TV deal that every team gets a share of, and I am sure there are a few other ways

They are making the players money though. So if I own the Maple Leafs, why should I give one penny back to these small teams that can't stay afloat on their own? If the players want those teams to be viable, the Cap floor has to go in which case I would guess the players would ask that the ceiling goes as well.
This is when I get to the small market complaint from every sport that isn't football. They are the farm team for the large market teams. Big market teams pay small market teams through revenue sharing to develop their talent prior to UFA

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