Are the big market teams the losers here?
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01-03-2013, 10:02 PM
Join Date: Jan 2011
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Why? They make more money with a cap on spending and writing revenue sharing cheques than they do if they could spend freely.
Because they agreed to make their teams equal to the worst teams in the league. For Detroit's owner that is bad. He spent a ton of his own money and around 10 years to build his product to the quality that he achieved only to have it torn apart by the cap. As a result the decline of local interest is obvious. He might make more money but he can no longer achieve greatness like he did before. In the new NHL you basically have to tank for several years in order to draft a couple of years worth of success like Pittsburgh, Chicago, and soon Edmonton. Sustained excellence is dead.
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