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11-12-2012, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by PensFanSince1989 View Post
You know my favorite part? When we ignore that the NHL had a system which allowed each individual business (they aren't really individual businesses btw) to decide how much to spend. That didn't work out so well, and saw players getting upwards of 74% of the revenue.
Yes, but the Pens were spending $22 MM and NYR and Toronto were spending 3x that much on 34 yr old has-beens.

Nevertheless, somehow the big teams have grown revenues massively under this system, 3 original six teams won the Cup (and almost 4 Cups in total....), while more and more elite players have gravitated to the bigger markets. This time however, it's happened at a younger age.

Gary's systems over the years have created so many loopholes, the league's economic systems look like Alpine Lace cheese.

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