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12-09-2012, 02:32 AM
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Originally Posted by TS Quint View Post
I would like to think the owners have proposed a system that solves the problem. I'm not sure about why they need to "die on a hill" over 5 year contracts if they have the 5% varience. I think the players are being reasonable on that point.

I don't think St.Louis, New York, Columbus, Minnesota, Buffalo or Washington should count as horrid markets but they are loosing money.
The problem is that LINKAGE will force bad markets/badly run teams to lose money.

The big markets are driving up revenue too fast for the bad markets to keep up. And as we move one horrid team to Quebec and a second team to the metro Toronto area, I think the revenue growth disparity problem will accelerate.

So the NHL has created a system that forces teams to lose money because there is a cap floor tied to revenue growth.

Why would they do this? Unless they wanted teams to lose money?

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