2012-13 Lockout Discussion Part VI: The "What Comes Before Square One?" Edition
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11-13-2012, 01:41 PM
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Jersey
Originally Posted by
Bleed Ranger Blue
As opposed to the players, revenue growth is not inextricably tied to profitability.
Wouldnt you agree that the owners have far, far more risk involved in this set up?
Back to this? Yes, they have more risk. They pick franchise locations, when to expand, dictated the last cba and circumvented their rules. The players, without any real say, were along for the ride. Would profits be higher with better choices? Undoubtedly.
I still maintain that if owners want to pass off some of the consequences of their mismanagement, the players deserve a say in franchise relocation, expansion and a cut of expansion fees. I also push this point because not an owner would accept that. They want all the control and profit but hate the risk.
Further more, its tiring to see the owners' number run through filters but the players' number is seen one way. Its irrelevant at this point. The majority on both sides is comfortable with a compromise on the contract stuff and the agreement on the revenues. Bettman needs to relent.
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