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11-17-2012, 03:02 AM
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People saying that the NHLPA needs to offer its members an introductory course in economics have obviously never taken an introductory level course in economics. If they had, they'd have realized that early-level economics courses generally give you no practical knowledge at all. And I'm saying this as someone with a master's degree in economics.

A few basic finance courses, on the other hand, would probably be useful. But then again, the same thing would apparently be useful to a lot of posters here on both sides of the debate.

e: And as for the TV deal tripling thing - well, that's actually probably going to happen in the next few years. Both TSN and CBC are coming up for renewal, and they're both likely to pay at least double what they paid last time around. However, you have to keep in mind that the NHL is mostly a gate-driven league, and those national TV deals don't represent a significant portion of overall league revenue. Hell, in the context of TV deals, the individual deals with the teams themselves (think Sportsnet, MSG, RDS, TSN Jets, etc.), are probably worth at least as much, as a whole, as those national deals.

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