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08-26-2013, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by NYR Viper View Post
Why would the (1) team in all of this who sells out every home game, have to give up (2) home games?
Apparently the Rangers (and all home teams in these games) get re-paid by the NHL for the games lost.

I definitely don't have any link to back that up, but RangerBoy posted this, and I trust him:

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Originally Posted by RangerBoy View Post
The NHL buys the home date from the team. The NHL gives the team losing the home date the money they would usually make in a home game. The Rangers aren't losing a home gate. Maybe there are other things tied into the decision. The NHL pays to rent the building. They buy the home date from the team. The NHL keeps everything. The beer money. Concessions. Ticket sales. Parking. Not that much parking at Yankee Stadium.

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