Jeremy Jacobs Q & A

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  1. John Flyers Fan

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    Question: Harley Hotchkiss was the face of the small-market franchises during his reign with the governors. You will be their protector as well?

    Answer: Most small franchises are pretty darn successful right now. When I say those, I'm thinking of Canadian ones which were faltering back then and are immensely successful and among the leaders now, much of which has been affected by the over- 20-percent increase in the value of the Canadian dollar.

    I guess, in a sense, being a protector of the small markets is important. . . . You are the steward of the game in total as opposed to just your interests. Some people refer to it as being league-centric as [opposed] to being team-centric.
     
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    Northern Dancer The future ain't what it used to be.

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    It will be very interesting to see if the big market teams allow Bettman the same latitude the next go-around fr a new CBA. The last negoatiation pretty well precluded the big market teams from having any say in the outcome (i.e. big market teams wanted a luxury tax BOT a hard cap).

    Perhaps the appointment of Jacobs tp replace Hotchkiss was the first step in this process.
     
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    No so sure of that Jacobs has the mindset of an owner in Carolina or Calgary and not Boston.
     

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