Why Paul Kelly thinks expansion would help end NHL lockout
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11-01-2012, 08:50 PM
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not if the locations are hamilton/ markham and quebec city
Actually, he's right. Adding more slam-dunk rich market teams in Canada makes things worse for more teams under the current system.
UNLESS sharing the market slows down the Leafs' growth. But sharing NYC with TWO TEAMS hasn't prevented the Rangers from growing at a very similar clip to TOR (55% to 62%), so that probably won't slow them down.
If HRR/Payroll linkage is a chain that ties all 30 teams, the problem isn't the weight at the end of the chain slowing down everyone; it's the speed at the front causing the chain to snap, leaving the last 20 teams behind.
You have to find a way to prevent large amounts of revenue at the top of the league from being a BAD THING. It's a very good thing.
You have to make TOR, NYR, MON be outliers. Make THEM the exceptions.
The teams at the top should have more money than they can spend; not the teams at the bottom spending more money than they have.
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