Could the Cap go Up?

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    rwilson99 Registered User

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    Could the Cap Go Up?

    I'm beginning to think this could be the case more and more though...

    There's a lot of pent up demand in traditional hockey markets and there is a good arguement that revenues will dramatically increase in the following markets...

    Tampa Bay (Cup)
    Calgary (Cup Final)
    Pittsburgh (Crosby)
    Nashville (Nice Playoff run & key FA signings)
    Phoenix (Gretzky behind the bench)
    Chicago (They signed some players and should at least out draw the Wolves this year)
    Los Angeles (Roenick's mouth should will a few thousand extra fans every game)

    In addition jersey sales should be through the roof this year with all the FA signings.

    The current cap has a built in 20% drop in revenue from 2.1B to 1.7B, and the PA found an additional 100M in revenue during negotiations and thier is an 50M from the TV contract that was unexpected.

    The following teams should have modest increases

    Philadelpia
    Colorado
    Detroit
    Toronto
    Montreal
    Vancouver
    Ottawa

    These teams should be in the position to at least hold steady

    Minnesota
    Columbus
    Dallas
    San Jose
    Edmonton
    Boston
    NYR
    St. Louis
    New Jersey
    Anaheim

    Teams with negative revenues should be limited too

    Florida
    Carolina
    Atlanta*
    Washington
    Buffalo
    NYI

    *Atlanta could be a team on the plus side with some resignings and a playoff run.

    Your thoughts and the obligatory poll question.
     
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    the keys are: new rules, scoring, and calling obstruction. if average goals pg go up, if there is more excitement on the ice (*wave* NJ) there has to be more money going into the system. getting a good TV coverage will also be a big plus.
     
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    FanSince2014 What'd He Say?

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    The only way the cap can go up is if revenues exceed $2.2B.

    There have been many ticket price reductions and no more money from TV.

    I don't think hitting $2.2B will be possible until ticket prices start going up again or until they get a lucrative TV contract.
     
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    The current cap is based off a negotiated WAG of 1.7B in revenue. So revenues this year would have to be greater than 1.7b for the cap to go up.

    I voted Yes, I think the NHL will either be right at 1.7b or go up.
     
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    I think by "go up", he means "go up over $2.2 billion THIS YEAR". Is that correct?

    If that is what you mean - no chance whatsoever.

    If you mean "go up over $2.2 billion over the course of the 6 year CBA", well sure.

    What DO you mean?
     
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    Looks like, at current, 16 pollsters need to revisit their grammar lessons and change their votes, because, with the question asked, no one should have voted anything other than "Yes."

    Could the cap go up? Uh, yes.

    Will the cap go up? That's the question.
     
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    One would hope that in time that cap does go up --- if not the league is in some serious poo.
     
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    Well, that would stink...
     
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