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12-02-2012, 12:44 PM
Butch 19
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Originally Posted by mouser View Post
I note the NFL didn't miss any games. When they approached the deadline of losing games both sides cut a deal.

The NBA had [has] a lot of similarities to the NHL situation--many teams losing money or breaking even at best.
well, except that the NBA has:

1. several (many?) players with $15 - 20m contracts
2. much more revenue than NHL (to pay only 12 players per team)
3. broadcast contracts with several broadcasters
4. NBAPA was smart enough to get a CBA signed and get back to work. That's the ONLY way to keep making money, and keeping fans' interest.

The NHLPA's actions is damaging the NHL's brand. I really don't see fans flocking back to the NHL.

And if they lose a full year again? A team or 2 may fold. Great work NHLPA!

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