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11-20-2012, 01:49 AM
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Gary Lawless: Jets would have lost money if they spent to cap

This isn't regarding the lockout, but more so one of GL's questions to Bettman:

Lawless starts his question with: "Winnipeg isn't an artificial market. They pay NHL prices for NHL hockey. But they had unexpectedly robust revenue last year, they paid bottom third of the league in salary and they made money. But had they spent to the cap, they would have lost money."

I was under the assumption that the Jets were at least in the top half of revenue earners last year. Also, last year is probably the best it will get for revenue earned (other than playoff money). So when I hear that the Jets would've lost money by spending to the cap, I see a huge RED FLAG.

I will admit that I am pro-owner in this dispute, but that bit of reality just solidifies it for me.

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