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11-30-2012, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Habtchum View Post
So the good adimistrations and successful markets ALWAYS have to pay for the weak and badly managed teams. Does it make sense ?
Its the nature of the system in place in the NHL. Just because a team is not making as much revenue as the Leafs doesn't mean its badly managed. I would say the Leafs not making the playofs for 8 years is badly managed but makes tonnes of revenue. And it certainly makes sense within that system.

The simple fact is, if you want a system where a certian percentage of overall league revnue is paid to the players, then yes you need a mechanism to even the revenues because revenues across teams are not consistent.

Alternatively you could set a cap and floor on an individual team basis and allow the Leafs to spend more than the Islanders and Coyotes. This would likely cause a disparity in quality of teams. You can't have your cake and eat it too

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