Could expansion lead to shorter schedule?
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01-30-2013, 11:45 AM
Join Date: Oct 2002
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So you think that the raw gates from the extra two teams would not only balance out the change in splitting such things as major sponsorship money and television deal from 30 to 32, but also slashing 20 games, or 10 home dates from everyone's schedule?
There's a simple answer here: if the league expands, we're more likely to see 84 games than 62 unless it's a labor season.
Valid points. In a perfect world, the money saved by reduced team travel & expenses, lower player salaries (less games = less salary), and increased tickets sales (better on-ice product) would cancel the losses out.
Obviously, we don't live in a perfect world. Just fun to think about the possibilities of a shorter season...
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