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01-30-2004, 02:56 AM
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Originally Posted by espion
YES! YES! YES! The Capitals deal their three biggest contracts (withstanding Kolzig) to a Canadian team that struggles to break even financialy. Also, the Nucks are run by Burke: a man who qualifies his fellow GMs as "crazy people" for giving out monster contracts to players (such as 5M for Lang). Meanwhile, Vancouver lets the Caps have 5 young players and therefore depleting their farm team.

Deal makes sense to me!
agree with everything but that break-even statement...

The Canucks made a $12mill profit last year, and will make more this season... unlike last season they will sellout everygame this year (last year was 35) plus there is way more PPV revenue as well as the lotteries this year that weren't there last year... all this with the payroll increase of about $5mill overall.

They should get close to or maybe over the $15mill profit mark this year at this pace.

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