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11-15-2012, 01:14 AM
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This is the problem I have with a lot of supposedly 'Pro-PA' people in here. You guys would have the players takes things on that

a) no player would want to actually do


b) in many cases would open the players up to large financial ramifications

For most of you, your rationale is a purely moral one. You'd have these guys do things that might not be in their best interest, but for those of us looking from the outside in seems like the 'right thing to do'.

For example, moving Phoenix. Simple idea right? Boom, it makes more revenue. Or does it?

What is their local TV deal? How much will it take to break the contracts in Phoenix? Will Glendale city council sue? How much will the relocation fee cost? All these things and more will factor into the new location and it may or may not result in that franchise making money.

Remember, Phoenix still contributes revenue. It's losses are borne by their owners and the league. The revenue it does generate is added to league HRR - around $67M. Let's say that it suddenly generates twice the revenue - now $145M. That's $67M/30 teams so $2.2M per team - that's barely one player.

Ok, now what happens if it costs $100M to move the franchise? Are we really looking at a windfall? Will the NHLPA be on the hook for part of that money? How are they going to generate that kind of money? Union fees?

It's not as simple as it seems.

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