Thread: GDT: The lockout thread
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09-19-2012, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Little Bunny Foo Foo View Post
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

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
If the Blue Jackets (or whoever isn't making money) didn't exist, the Leafs would still make money. Plenty of it. My guess is the players that make a sum of $50m+ on that payroll gross more than the Leafs or any other team does because of the BJ's existence.

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