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11-17-2012, 02:34 PM
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DutchShamrock
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Originally Posted by BrooklynRangersFan View Post
You need the larger league to even have the opportunity to approach national penetration and the TV and marketing revenues that those can bring. The solution is greater revenue sharing. (Which apparently the sides have already agreed to.)

Bettman as a hall-of-famer? Oy. Definitely not. He's been a B-/C+ as a commissioner.
I agree about the size of the league. That's why the tv strategy was a serious miscalculation. The expansion/southern drive only works with a large tv deal to support poor attendance. The state of the game falls on bettman. His vision, his execution, his cba plans. He declared victory after his first two cbas. He has gotten most things he set out for. The results are far from his intentions but he set the table how he wanted.

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