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11-18-2013, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by leeaf83 View Post
But what you fail to address is cutting teams would equal fewer NHL games total. That shrinks the money pie and detracts from jobs. I don't know if the PA is all about the stars, isn't George Parros the president? He's a player who may not have a job with contraction. And even these stars realize that later in their career they could be relegated to 'role player' status, spots which would be expendable if there is contraction.
During the 1970s, for example, the NHL played a 76 game season. They could strike the optimal balance between the actual number of teams in existence and divisional alignment to get to a similar number as today's games played. They could also assume that STHs (the majority of tickets are purchased by season ticket holders in many markets) are willing to pay an annual sum. The amount per game may not be that noticeable if you lose a few games.

Originally Posted by Burke the Legend View Post
Peddie sounds like an idiot... This guy was running a billion $ business??

Which was sold for a record sum of money. It wasn't a billion dollar business when he took over.

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