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Old 02-16-2014, 10:06 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Metallikid View Post
(and keep in mind, Hockey needs that extra revenue)
It does ?....news to me

First off, the league has "labour peace" till 2022

Projected 12% salary cap increase next year = strong revenue growth this year

Add in the new massive Canadian tv deal next season = an additional $200 mill of revenue per year....which means the salary cap will go even higher

Six years ago the league brought in $2 Billion
In 2011-12 it brought in $3.2 Billion
Now the league has a plan in place to bring in another Billion a year in just 3 years

The league is doing just fine thank you very much

And for the record...if the NHL decided to go with sponsors on the jerseys i'd be just as pissed
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