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# Unlikely but Possible Solution for CBA

 09-10-2004, 01:36 PM #1 sunb Registered User     Join Date: Jun 2004 Location: Yale University Country: Posts: 3,232 vCash: 500 Unlikely but Possible Solution for CBA Here is a crazy idea that still has many many holes. But please me out and then break out the criticism. PROBLEM: As of right now, about 2/3 of the teams in the league are losing money. However most of those teams only experience deficits of about 10 million dollars give or take. EXPLANATION: The majority of those teams are non-playoff teams. If those teams could acquire 10 million dollars in revenues, the state of the league would be much better off. ----------------------------------------------------- SOLUTION: Add two new teams to the league to increase the size of the league from 30 to 32. REASONING: We could add an additional round to the playoffs so 32 - 16 - 8 - 4 - 2 - 1 formats would come into play. All teams would then benefit from playoff revenue. About 2-3 home games would be played. Thats about 6-7 million dollars in Ticket + Beer revenue, about 1 million in merchandise revenue and about 2 million dollars in television rights revenue. This would give all teams around 10 extra million dollars while the NHLPA will still remain relatively happy. Suggestions?
09-10-2004, 01:38 PM
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 Originally Posted by Jovanovski = Norris Here is a crazy idea that still has many many holes. But please me out and then break out the criticism. PROBLEM: As of right now, about 2/3 of the teams in the league are losing money. However most of those teams only experience deficits of about 10 million dollars give or take. EXPLANATION: The majority of those teams are non-playoff teams. If those teams could acquire 10 million dollars in revenues, the state of the league would be much better off. ----------------------------------------------------- SOLUTION: Add two new teams to the league to increase the size of the league from 30 to 32. REASONING: We could add an additional round to the playoffs so 32 - 16 - 8 - 4 - 2 - 1 formats would come into play. All teams would then benefit from playoff revenue. About 2-3 home games would be played. Thats about 6-7 million dollars in Ticket + Beer revenue, about 1 million in merchandise revenue and about 2 million dollars in television rights revenue. This would give all teams around 10 extra million dollars while the NHLPA will still remain relatively happy. Suggestions?
Probably the worst idea ive ever heard... that being said... it would probably work

 09-10-2004, 02:02 PM #3 Old Hickory Guest   Country: Posts: n/a vCash: 2 more teams would drive salaries up even furthur. Labor is a commodity. As available labor goes down salaries escalate.
 09-10-2004, 02:09 PM #4 Fozz Registered User     Join Date: Aug 2002 Posts: 6,326 vCash: 500 You mean that every single team would make the playoffs, making the regular season even less important than it is now? No thanks!
 09-10-2004, 09:12 PM #5 GKJ Global Moderator Entertainment     Join Date: Feb 2002 Location: Do not trade plz Country: Posts: 109,506 vCash: 5500 It's a good thought, but this would have no chance.
 09-10-2004, 11:19 PM #6 E = CH² Registered User   Join Date: Apr 2004 Country: Posts: 15,688 vCash: 500 The fact it would make seasons totaly meaningless and boring aside, there's another problem. It would only be temporary. It does nothing to keep the players from making more and more money, in fact it increases their chances to make more. And one day the players salaries would inevitably become too high, even with the new added revenues. It would be like giving candies to a kid who just had too much chocolate. The owners were spoiled with all that expansion money, and you'd give them even more ? So they could have a chance to screw hockey up even more ? Awful..

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