Everybody's talking at me; I don't hear a word they're saying (CBA/Lockout XXIX)
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11-17-2012, 11:50 AM
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The big 3 each pay players anywhere from 45% - 50% of team revenue. Not 100% sure on the MLB figure.. I guessed at 45%.
There is simply no comparison between the big 3 and NHL.
TV revenue alone is the great divide. Not including regional deals for the MLB & NBA.
NFL : 100M per team per season. Enough to cover at least 85%-90% of team payroll.
MLB : 50M per team per season. Covers 100% payroll for some of the bottom feeder teams.
NBA : 31M per team per season. Likely enough to cover 1/2 of team payroll for most teams.
NHL : 10M per team. Not enough to cover 25% of payroll for those that spend to the floor.
The players (IMO) are pretty lucky to get offered 50% of HRR as league revenues in the NHL are completely dwarfed by the big 3.
Even if the NHL followed Fehr's dream of becoming cap-free like the MLB...... I'm not convinced at all the player salaries would rise considerably.
Only thing is that nhl teams are not making 10million a year in national tv. There's probably over 400 million domestically if you include USA Canada and gamecentre/centre ice. And another 50 million overseas.
Then there's probably 10 teams with over 15 million a year in regional tv contracts. There's more tv money in the pot than some think.
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