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09-27-2012, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by RangerBoy View Post
The Canadian dollar accounts a certain % increase. The top teams are responsible for the revenue increasing from $2.1B to $3.3B. The CBC deal will be up in 2 years. A second team in Ontario will account for a big revenue increase. The PA feels the NHL will have a big boom in revenue.
The current Canadian TV contract runs out after two more seasons, and the NHL is expected to make a killing on the new one. And what if the league adds more Canadian teams? There are new arenas in the works in Quebec City and suburban Toronto.
"Hockey is poised, I think, to really move over the next two or three or four years to a fundamentally different place than it has been before," said NHLPA executive director Don Fehr earlier this month.

"The question is whether the disagreement we're now having is going to screw that up. If so, that's bad and it's unfortunate. We ought to be doing what we can to avoid it."

A prolonged lockout won't do much to promote the growth of the game.

MLB was a $3.5B business in 1994/1995. Today its a $7B business. The NHL adds a 2nd team in the Toronto. Great Toronto Area. They will print money. A new building in Markham,Ontario is in the works.

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