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12-29-2012, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Bomber0104 View Post
I think Toronto is very different from other markets in that if that they were actually successful, they would be more successful financially than any other team.

San Jose profit [winning Stanley Cup profit] - $5 [$8]

Toronto profit [winning Stanley Cup profit] - $50 [$80]

I don't think so.
Toronto is successful because the fans support them and they have been supporting them, even though we have not won the Stanley Cup since 1967 and haven't been in the play-offs, since the last CBA was signed.

If the bottom 10 franchises (who are not profitable, in fact, not making any money at all) were eliminated, this would actually INCREASE the amount of money per franchise (and in turn, per player).

Cut out the bottom feeders and you have a league that is just as profitable and wealthy, and with fewer players.
Exactly and subsequently no need for a lockout and an argument about money, in other words a successful league, also they may be able to have more equal ticket pricing and Toronto fans wouldn't be paying 3 to 4 times more, than they do now, to watch a game, that is played in other NHL cities.

30 team league [$300] - 30 players - [$10/player]

20 team league [$250] - 20 players - [$12.5/player]

This is only conjecture because you may have fewer teams but a lot more better players, distributed amongst those fewer teams, those amounts are arbitrary, instead of having 1 or 2 top paid players you may have 3 or 4 and because there is more money to go around from a successful league, this would not be surprising.

Do you see?

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