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10-03-2012, 11:02 AM
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rafal majka
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Originally Posted by optimus2861 View Post
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.
This is it exactly. The owners who are calling the shots want a subservient PA. This lockout could last longer than 1 season.

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