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11-11-2012, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by thinkwild View Post
And the owners led by the smartest guy in the room Bettman, and his army of cba specialists and lawyers, couldnt forsee what Fugu and many others were saying for years would happen with such a revenue disparity in the league? And he still has a job? How could such incompetence be tolerated?
Originally Posted by billybudd View Post
Can you link me an economic forecast from 2005 that says the Canadian dollar would rise against the US dollar dramatically? If not, your charge of "incompetence" in not foreseeing this "obvious" development lacks legs.
The NHL has grown at an average of 7.2 per cent a season under the previous collective agreement, something that allowed them to go from roughly $2.1-billion in revenues to $3.3-billion in just seven years.

(And keep in mind that the rise of the Canadian dollar made up only 0.8 to 1.5 per cent of that growth per season, depending on which side you ask. I'll let you guess which is using which.)

The rise in the Canadian dollar only played a small role in the overall growth of the NHL since the last lockout. The NHL simply put overlooked a massive flaw in the system they designed coming out of the last lockout.

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