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10-03-2012, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Stix and Stones View Post
It is my belief that the revenue sharing in other leagues comes from the revenue generated by the league. For example the national TV money. Since the league generated revenue is so low, the NHL would have to try and get the locally generated money from some teams. Seems more difficult to do.
It's been posted elsewhere but I believe both MLB & NFL also share portions of gate receipts. If there were the will at NHL HQ to share more revenue, more revenue would be shared. There simply isn't, and the PA is right to call the owners out on it. Sadly I believe the NHL is just not going to budge on this point - they are out for their pound of flesh from the PA and won't settle for anything less. Any cries the league makes about the plight of the smaller teams is a smokescreen; the hardliners are driving this thing IMO.

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