If a market can't support a team then the NHL needs to relocate it. Why should the large markets be punished for being successful?Small market teams are not making profits while big market teams are making huge profits. This was poor management that the owners need to work out among themselves.
No one is taking salaries from the players under the contracts they've signed, I'm not sure where you are getting that from. the NFL & NBA both do a 50/50 split, I see no reason why the NHL can't do the same thing (as the owners have proposed).How dare you want to take salaries from players under the contracts that they were signed to.The players shouldn't have to sign 50/50 & on top of that not even get into other details. This was a cheap shot.
again BAD MORALS = BAD ECONOMICS
"Unless you go into the details of how the revenue is defined, those cross-sport comparisons are very difficult to make. The way they add up the revenue is 50 percent of what? What gets counted? There are lots of very complicated questions and they are defined very differently in different leagues. So, you can’t just say 50-50 sounds good, that’s fair. The NBA or NFL does it, so we should do it, too.
I’m not saying you throw out the concept altogether. But it’s more complicated. Even after you get to a point where you feel like you’ve figured out the differences, then you have a question about the revenues themselves. Do you feel comfortable hitching your wagon to Gary Bettman’s ability to generate revenue.
I think even more key for the players at this point is, ‘If we’re going to go to a 50-50 deal with you, what is as important to us as the percentage split is the revenue itself. If you enter into a partnership and split it 50-50, we’re both going to be involved in figuring out how we’re going to run our partnership. If I say I’ll go 50-50 with you but I’m going to let you make all the decisions about growing revenue, it’s not as good for me.” -Zimbalist, who has been a consultatnt in NFL free agency litigation, collective bergaining in major league baseball and NBA collective bargaining, said the Players’ Association must feel comfortable with more than the 50-50 percentage.
What took so long for the owners to offer a 50/50 split??
Just in time to save an 82 game season. I see this as a "take it or leave it" offer while salvaging their imagine after wanting to keep negotiations private until now. I don't believe the timing was all a coincidence.
Last edited by kevin13697; 10-17-2012 at 01:40 PM.
It's amazing how fans have shifted the blame to the players in the last 24 hours, and if there is a shortened season the players are at fault.The NHL timed their proposal and worded it so perfect that they made the players into the bad guys. Well played Gary Bettman, well played.
NHL confirms if CBA is reached by 10/25 and season starts 11/2, All-Star Game in C'bus will be saved. Not saying what happens if it's not.
I'll take it, just want to see a hockey season sooner or later.
I can't stand this much longer lol.
It does suck though because the Rangers just acquired Rick Nash and he will get any preseason time to learn their system.
Last edited by metswon69; 10-18-2012 at 12:44 AM.
Most US teams lose money. All the Canadian teams are profitable. A few like Toronto and Montreal make over 75% of the whole league's profits and share some of it with the other teams to keep them afloat.
GOOD MORALS = GOOD ECONOMICS
Without the rollbacks, its players paying for other players poor management bad contracts.
All the details of the new CBA haven't come out so its Comical for you to pretend that you have an idea & i don't LOL