Lockout IV: One likes to believe in the freedom of hockey (Moderated: see post #2)
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12-15-2012, 12:35 PM
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I've read in a couple of places that the NHL players had the best revenue split in NA sports. It isn't really true. The NBA players were making 57% as well until last year.
And now they make 50%,
any extra money thrown at them outside the cap to pay out current contracts (they basically have a "make whole" provision like the NHL earlier suggested where the cap drops to 46% or so later in the deal to pay out what was owed). Meanwhile the NFL takes 47%, and MLB paid out around 42% last year.
Either way, tied for the best is still the best. And all the more so when you consider the NHL is paying all of its fixed costs on a much smaller revenue stream than any of these leagues.
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