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10-04-2012, 07:41 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
The other leagues have huge TV contracts, the NHL does not. The NHL is a gate driven league, and they are losing money because many markets are not drawing, largely in part because of the poor economic situation our country is in.
In the NFL, the Cowboys, Bears and Giants are not subsidizing the Packers, Jags and Bucs, everyone is making a killing because of the TV contract.
With the way salaries have escalated since the lockout (remember the floor is higher than the cap was 5 years ago), it is just not feasible for some of these smaller markets. And even the high revenue teams aren't making enough to support the lower level teams, and they shouldn't be expected to dip into their already small revenue to help teams like Phoenix and Florida.
The cbal needs to be fixed, and the best way to start is to cut back on player salaries.
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