Who's side are you on if you were forced to pick sides? The owners? ... or the NHLPA?
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10-20-2012, 05:37 PM
Join Date: Sep 2004
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...isn't the revenue split between NFL owners and players at 50/50? Even the NBA owners and players have a 50/50 split (fluctuating between 49 and 51 from one year to the next).
If you are saying the NFL and NBA deals are your comparables, then you are agreeing with me.
The players should accept the 50/50 split. Like I have said, I have no issue with people who believe the owners need better revenue sharing. I do have issues with people who think the owners shouldn't get 50% of the revenue.
I don't agree with your fixation on 50/50. I don't say that the NFL and NBA deals are comparables because they are 50/50. I have said they are comparable situations because they:
Have collectively bargained agreements between players and owners
have broadcast revenue
have merchandise revenue
are located in North America
have roughly the same number of teams
I have also said that the only reason the NHL and NHLPA are moving towards the area of a 50/50 split is because comparable leagues have already moved in that direction - not because of some quaint notion of "fairness".
And your notion that "fair" means that players should bear some of the costs involved in running a team is in direct contravention of BC labour law, at least:
An employer cannot deduct any of the employer’s business costs from wages.
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