Lockout IV: One likes to believe in the freedom of hockey (Moderated: see post #2)
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12-15-2012, 11:50 AM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Ann Arbor
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Crushed? Honestly, at that point there is nothing stopping a team from hiring 15 players each, paying them 30K each, travel by bus, stay 4 to a room in flea bag hotels. Sure they get zero fans, but many teams have local TV deals and arena deals that pay quite handsome sums.
If we returned to a free market, there would be two options.
1) Real revenue sharing... sharing the gate, sharing the local TV revenue
And then we'd see how serious the owners are about "expanding" into non-hockey markets or support small-market teams.
It's all well and good while the PA's concessions are paying for it.
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