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11-17-2012, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by JMT21 View Post
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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