Unlikely but Possible Solution for CBA

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  1. sunb

    sunb Registered User

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    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.

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    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.

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    no13matssundin Registered User

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    Probably the worst idea ive ever heard... that being said... it would probably work :yo:
     
  3. Old Hickory

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    2 more teams would drive salaries up even furthur. Labor is a commodity. As available labor goes down salaries escalate.
     
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    You mean that every single team would make the playoffs, making the regular season even less important than it is now? No thanks!
     
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    It's a good thought, but this would have no chance.
     
  6. Phillip The Third

    Phillip The Third ... line center ?

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    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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