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11-23-2012, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by ECWHSWI View Post
they arent spending any more (in %) than 10 or 20 years ago.

and whatever they do with players salaries, it wont bring more fans to TB, FLO, CLB, PHX and co...
It's impossible to have a conversation on here, where did I ever mention those teams you're talking about?

Originally Posted by DAChampion View Post
You are completely confused, because you don't know the actual facts.

It is true that player payroll is up 80% since the last lockout. However, total revenues after player payroll has been deducted is up a whopping ~180%.

Further, the rise in the cap is not "mostly due to the Canadian dollar". When the cap went into effect, the dollar was at 85 cents and the cap was at 39 million in its first year and 44 million in its second year. Now, the cap would have been 70.2 million this year if there had been a season. Do you actually think that a ~17% rise in the Canadian dollar, where only 30-35% of league revenue come from the 7 canadian franchises, could possibly explain a 60% rise in the cap since the cap's second year? Think about it, it can explain at most ~6/60 = 10%, or one tenth of the total increase in the cap.
I mispoke, but the cap and league revenues are directly related to each other. The problem is 3 teams are driving most of that revenue, and the Canadian dollar is artificially raising it higher, compared to the actual health of the league.

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