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10-26-2012, 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by DownieFaceSoftener View Post
I'll throw a pro-player argument out there. The players have asked about what constitutes "revenue." They may have a point. If they are supposed to be splitting revenue, as a player, I would be very interested in trying to get that tied down, so other possibly money-making ventures the owners are tied to, if related to hockey, aren't somehow outside that umbrella.

The ****** conversation with the NHLexec said it was insulting to probe that question of revenue (it could be seen as calling the owners liars). Maybe the owners don't by right have to disclose or open all their books -- but it certainly could be seen as a good faith gesture. It would be utter poppycock if the owners had player/hockey related revenue streams existing outside of what they are defining as revenue under the CBA.

I do not see a lot of ink being spilled on the question (or I am not looking in the right places or misunderstand the complaint somehow).
If you want to use the owners' other ventures, why can't the owners ask for some of the players' endorsement money? That's related to hockey.

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