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12-31-2012, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
I believe teams like the Rangers, Leafs, Flyers and Red Wings prefer a cap. They can compete and make lots more money.



According to Forbes, the Leafs were worth $280 million in 2003. In 2011, they were estimated to be worth $521 million.

I think in every business sense, you're right, as long as their overall savings after revenue transfer is higher with a cap than without.

That said, I personally think an owner like Mike Ilitch is still too much of a "fan" himself to worry about savings alone. He still wants a great team because he LOVES watching, he loves the excitement. At times I wonder if this new era will attract more business people who are in it from the arena tenancy and related businesses aspects, something that's already started happening.

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