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11-28-2012, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Tkachuk4MVP View Post
Thanks guys. I'll be the first to admit that I'm not the slightest bit familiar with how the BOG operates, so it's hard for me to wrap my head around how one guy (albeit a very powerful one) can have so much pull when he only has one vote per issue.
Look at the interlinkage. Dolan does the TV for his own Rangers, but also handles Buffalo, NYI and NJ on very lucrative TV deals. Snider is Comcast with the Sharks, Chicago, Washington and Philly. Jacobs has Delaware North which does the concessions for at least a half dozen teams. Leiweke is AEG which is arena management for more than LA. The guys who do for others on the BOG are the most likely to be in the leadership spots of the BOG. Tenure also helps.

Jacobs is easy to identify, but there are other owners who are just as rabid as he even if their names aren't out there front and center. If he were that far off the consensus of the BOG he wouldn't be heading it. Same goes for Bettman or any other individual villain of the moment.

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