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09-24-2012, 10:57 PM
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The only industry you can compare the NHL to is Hollywood, and other parts of the entertainment industry. The top players are the product in the same way that the A-list actors are. No one is going to say that the studios are the ranchers and Scarlett Johansson or Brad Pitt or Christian Bale are the cattle. They get paid partly based upon box office receipts, like hockey players (as a group) get a percentage of revenue. There are obvious differences (no salary cap, A-list actors get different salary structure compared to bit players) but it was a pretty stupid statement for someone who is claiming that it is too hard for the average Joe to understand.

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