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11-30-2012, 02:45 PM
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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
So 3 teams making 83% of the total revenues means that this league is healthy and should continue on the same economic basis ?
The system doesn't work and most players are making at least 50% too much money.
NHL cannot compete against MLB, NFL and NBA. Bettman & cie are dreaming. They don't have the fat TV contract and never will.
If they finally cancel this season overall, thre at least 4 to 6 teams that will fold or be sold before next September.
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