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11-08-2012, 07:06 PM
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I think people need to realize that revenue sharing is not the solution to any of these problems.

The issue is how do you get people in the failing markets to pay top dollar to attend hockey games, and how do you get people to watch those games on TV so the teams can get big local TV contracts. Thats the only way to make these franchises viable.

I dont see how stealing money from successful teams accomplishes any of that.

Phoenix has been a playoff team for 3 straight years and they have no fans. Tampa Bay won the Cup within the last ten years and they dont have a steady fanbase. The Panthers were a good team that made a playoff run and they were basically giving away tickets. None of these teams do exceptionally well in their local markets on TV. So how does getting a few extra bucks help them long term? Answer...it doesnt.

Let the teams run their business free of restraints. Some teams will be the Royals, but still survive. Some teams will fail and will move, but guess what? Those teams will fail and move without revenue sharing and with a cap.

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