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01-02-2012, 03:58 PM
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Montreal: Highest Grossing Gate in the NHL

While not the most profitable team in the NHL, Montreal grosses the most amount of money from ticket revenues in the NHL. I don''t know if that factors in concession sales as well, that would be interesting.

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It will come as no surprise that the richest NHL team was the Montreal Canadiens, who league sources said were slightly ahead of the Toronto Maple Leafs with $2 million worth of ticket revenue per game.

Based on 41 home games, the Canadiens generated about $82 million in 2010-11-excluding revenue from preseason and playoff games.
With all the money they are printing at the Bell Centre, there is no reason they can't afford some of those Cap-free buyouts we're anticipating at the next CBA.

http://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey...h-is-in-canada

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Molson still owes a boat load of money on this team and 7.375 million is not a negligible amount of money.
From a business sense, its hard to believe that he'll be buried

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from a business standpoint, it makes NO sense to bury him. 10 million (the actual dollar amount left to pay gomez) is not chump-change

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How the hell did we gross more than the Make-Me-Laffs?

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Could part of it be because of the number of seats?

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Bell Centre: Ice hockey: 21,273
ACC: Ice hockey: 18,819

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Not rocket science. One of the highest ticket prices, coupled with automatic sellouts in one of the biggest buildings equals huge revenues at the gate.

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Molson still owes a boat load of money on this team and 7.375 million is not a negligible amount of money.
From a business sense, its hard to believe that he'll be buried
What then? We play him on the fourth line?

Is it much better to play a fourth liner 7 million than an AHLer?

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01-02-2012, 04:38 PM
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gomez will be bought out or traded for another problem. he will not be back next year. i'm going to guarantee it. lol

as per the article that's precisely why the habs are always trying to retool - but weirdo isn't the proper gm because he's not proactive enough and a terrible judge of pro talent...get somebody in with a vision and talent who can put the deep pockets to great use

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from a business standpoint, it makes NO sense to bury him. 10 million (the actual dollar amount left to pay gomez) is not chump-change
You wrongly assume that the revenue generated will remain the same whether Gomez plays in Montreal or in Hamilton.

For argument's sake, let's assume that Gomez is demoted and that the money is used to get Parise. This change alone could justify yet another ticket price increase. It would also probably help generate revenue from jersey sales. Finally, Parise instead of Gomez would greatly increase the odds of making the playoffs, which are incredibly profitable for the owners of the team.

There is no way that Molson views burying Gomez as a net $10M loss.

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You wrongly assume that the revenue generated will remain the same whether Gomez plays in Montreal or in Hamilton.

For argument's sake, let's assume that Gomez is demoted and that the money is used to get Parise. This change alone could justify yet another ticket price increase. It would also probably help generate revenue from jersey sales. Finally, Parise instead of Gomez would greatly increase the odds of making the playoffs, which are incredibly profitable for the owners of the team.

There is no way that Molson views burying Gomez as a net $10M loss.
granted.

i read somewhere that gauthier had made an offer to brad richards for 8 million, that means management would have been ready to bury (or trade somehow) gomez for richards. so who knows if that's true...

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You wrongly assume that the revenue generated will remain the same whether Gomez plays in Montreal or in Hamilton.

For argument's sake, let's assume that Gomez is demoted and that the money is used to get Parise. This change alone could justify yet another ticket price increase. It would also probably help generate revenue from jersey sales. Finally, Parise instead of Gomez would greatly increase the odds of making the playoffs, which are incredibly profitable for the owners of the team.

There is no way that Molson views burying Gomez as a net $10M loss.
Revenue from jersey sales is divided 30 ways, unless it is sold through the Bell Centre's shop.

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Nothing surprising.
I expect Gomez to be bought out next year. I would not understand management's decision to keep him around with DD an Eller here. Something will be done about the situation and I expect Gomez to be the one paying the price and rightfully so.

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Revenue from jersey sales is divided 30 ways, unless it is sold through the Bell Centre's shop.
Either way, jersey sales are probably a very minor concern. But so far this year, the team has been losing some of its viewers and Molson's image isn't as bright as it used to be. Burying Gomez could improve his image and improve the team. We all know that a winning team is more profitable than a mediocre one, especially if playoffs are in the mix.

I guess we will have the answer on July 1st.

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Nothing surprising.
I expect Gomez to be bought out next year. I would not understand management's decision to keep him around with DD an Eller here. Something will be done about the situation and I expect Gomez to be the one paying the price and rightfully so.
Buying out Gomez saves $3.33$ compared to burying him. It also costs over $10M in cap space over 4 years. I just don't see Gomez being bought out.

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Buying out Gomez saves $3.33$ compared to burying him. It also costs over $10M in cap space over 4 years. I just don't see Gomez being bought out.
Good chance there's a penalty-free buyout period this summer with a new cba.

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Buying out Gomez saves $3.33$ compared to burying him. It also costs over $10M in cap space over 4 years. I just don't see Gomez being bought out.
Yes cap space, as opposed to 10m of salary in 2 years.
At the end of the day, Molson pay less. Cap is reduced but remains longer, but the amount of money Molson need to dish out is smaller.


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Re-entry waivers for Gomez is the best option, imo.

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Good chance there's a penalty-free buyout period this summer with a new cba.
The only real/probable scenario for a buyout depending on % and all

Molson is in it for the money, and as long as he owes, he won't have an issue spending to the cap(or near to it) in order to appease the fanbase.
Going beyond seems a less than likely scenario. As for the Richards rumors at $8 million, at the same time there was another rumor circulating that PG had a deal in place for Gomez, that Gomez nixed.
Thus the available cap

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I bet they sell more beer too.

I would get drunk to forget that were loosing again.

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even though montreal has the largest seating capacity in the league, its hard to believe that montreal gets more gate revenue than the leafs. Their ticket prices are next level.

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I go see them on wednesday ... free tickets in 123 section

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Good chance there's a penalty-free buyout period this summer with a new cba.
When is the new CBA due? It better be befre July 1st

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Molson still owes a boat load of money on this team and 7.375 million is not a negligible amount of money.
From a business sense, its hard to believe that he'll be buried
Paying Gomez 2/3 of his contract is cheaper than his full pay, no?

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2 million per game gate receipts
blowmez's salary approx 7.5 million
let's start a movement to purchase
21,273 tix for 3 home games and 2 periods

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Not sure why that talk of buying Gomez out. Didn't we come to the conclusion that we were losing 'cause he wasn't playing? Isn't there studies that we can't have puck possession now because Gomez is out? Didn't anybody talk to Mathman before making those stupid assumptions?

Though seriously, I do not see a Gomez buyout. This team is not about to become a contender. So Gomez will always be a top 12 player on our team.

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