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10-31-2012, 01:20 PM
BlackNgold 84
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Originally Posted by Mr. Make-Believe View Post
I've mentioned this a few times, but it's a point that continues to be harped on...

The problem is NOT small-market teams. In fact there is ONE team that is really struggling and that's the Phoenix Coyotes.

Earlier in this thread, I wrote this:

The poster-team for this lockout is NOT the small market club that is losing money. It's the Pittsburgh Penguins. Annually successful team with the world's most explosive and entertaining talent leading the charge. And they (basically) broke even last year. The Pens and 22 other teams who golf for par season after season...

The issue is PROFIT. It doesn't seem to matter how well or how poor your team is run, or what kind of a market you're in. The overwhelming majority of teams are $10M on either side of breaking even. A cost reduction is required.
So they are struggling to make a profit.. ok. This is a business right? many people keep on saying professional sports are a business. If you can't make a profit than theres something wrong with management. Are there certain things that take away from their profit or different economic problems, absolutely. But the system that is presently being implemented is obviously not working. And that is on the owners, not the players.

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