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01-05-2013, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Melrose Munch View Post
That's fine. But I don't see how the cap has made the game more appealing to the masses. Looking the numbers you and others have provided hockey is still behind.
It's simple really. Putting teams in nontraditional markets will grow the league. A salary cap guarantees that with proper management those franchises can at least be successful hockey teams regardless of market size. Having a successful league spread throughout North America means that the NHL can reach as many fans as possible and in return makes the sport more appealing to the masses.

Hypothetically someone who is not a hockey fan and lives in a nontraditional market would be more likely to become a fan if the NHL team in their market was successful. Problem is most of the teams in these markets have little to no chance of long term success without a salary cap.

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