Are Fans of Big Market Teams Annoyed At the Money-Losing Teams?
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10-07-2012, 04:16 PM
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It seems like Bettman really caters to them in these negotiations. There's no way the rich teams can behappy about no hockey being played again. They open their doors and make money. There are teams losing less money by not playing.
A lot of the teams losing the most money are teams Bettman brought in via expansion in the 90's. He can't have these teams fold. It will make him look like a huge failure.
The fact is, the reason revenues are up is because the Canadian dollar has skyrocketed since the last lockout, as well as big market teams like Chicago and Boston doing so much better and raking-in much more revenue.
The revenues aren't up because Columbus, Nashville, Florida, Anaheim are making more money. Nothing has changed for these teams at all.
This "Revenues are up" argument is a mirage. It's still about helping the same teams as it was 7 years ago.
How do you then explain that most of the hardest line owners in the lockout represent large market teams?
By all accounts, the most hawkish of them all is Boston's Jeremy Jacobs.
hmmm.... it's way too simplistic to blame the little guys. Look at the NHL Executive Committee- that's where you'll find the hard line owners. Jacobs, Ed Snider, Craig Leopold, Lou Lamoriello, Tim Leiweke
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