NHL to Expand 2 teams in Canada - THN
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10-24-2012, 08:22 PM
Join Date: May 2009
Location: New Orleans
Originally Posted by
Stix and Stones
Can't see the Sabres getting any of Hamiton's broadcast money unless they broadcast into western New York. Sabres don't broadcast into southern Ontario because the CRTC hasn't let them. So how do they lose anything?
That's not the point. The point is protection for Buffalo with a new team in the market. A one-time payment provides no protection. The owner just pockets it (if he was smart, he'd cash out after the check clears and sell the team).
Media rights is simply the easiest way of ensuring that a successful Hamilton franchise doesn't deprive the Sabres of revenues, but ADDS to it.
What's funny is that everyone in the pro-Hamilton crowd here on BOH says "the Sabres are lying, Hamilton would be BENEFICIAL to the Sabres!" and then argues against a concept that would ENSURE that statement be true.
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