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12-26-2012, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Foppa2118 View Post
This is not 04, most of the teams did not lose money. Only a handfull of teams are struggling, and mostly because of being poorly or managed, or being in markets they shouldn't be in. Gary thought the same system that worked for leagues like the NFL and NBA, whose revenue pool is ridiculously larger, would work for the NHL, where every percentage point counts that much more, and each side fights that much harder to keep from losing it. It can't work the same as the other leagues, and it doesn't.
I heard somewhere that the reason Bettman is sticking so hard on keeping these teams in 'poor' markets (attendance wise) is because they are in traditionally very good TV markets in those areas.

Don't know how accurate that is but I guess it would make 'some' sense for something that might work out in the future for these struggling franchises.

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