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01-05-2013, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by RogerRoeper View Post
Here's the issue, the same teams losing money 8 years ago are the same teams losing money today. They got their cap and revenue sharing, yet it didn't help.

Is it healthy to keep catering to these teams that seem like they can never make a profit no matter what deal is signed?

It does seem like the broke teams are calling the shots more in the NHl which I find odd. That happens in no other sport.
I disagree with your conclusion. It cannot plausibly be said that in a league with so little revenue sharing relative to its competitors, that the big teams are not calling a lot of the shots. What the NHL is missing is a collective will to devise a strategy that will grow the league and grow the game in a way that transcends the parochial selfishness of many of its stakeholders, including ownership, players, and fans alike. 60 years ago, gridiron football was only modestly popular in many markets and regions of the United States that today are considered to be among the game's strongholds. To achieve this, there was a vision that included a degree of parity, an extensive revenue sharing system, and an emphasis on the health of the NFL and of the game of football as a whole. In hockey you got this ******** of plopping teams in random markets and of homogenising the game's heritage, without a coherent strategy for making the pie bigger and making the game better. That's the reason the league is in the mess that it's in.

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