Discussion in 'Fugu's Business of Hockey Forum' started by alko, Dec 5, 2019.
NBA and NHL are very similar leagues. Are there any ideas they both stolen from each other?
The NBA draft, draft lottery, and salary cap all pre-date those of the NHL.
Basketball... but on ice skates.
NBA is bound to do the draft system we do soon.
NHL borrowed heavily the divisional composition the NBA used, and they use similar schedules although I'm not sure who started that.
The damn season they play in.
Honestly if hockey shifted back a month (meaning the season starts in September, and the cup ends in May), I'd be happy with that.
Season length is the same, though divisions are effectively meaningless in the NBA (both from a schedule and value perspective). I think the NBA grabbed the All-Star draft from NHL. Bettman himself came from the NBA.
One thing I'd like to see the NHL steal is cap hit being player salary for that season, with maximum percentage increases/decreases per year. It seems the NHL is frequently needing to put in measures to address loopholes with the current setup, when there would be far less to cover by simply switching to cap hit = salary. This isn't to say there aren't loopholes that need to be addressed with this system, but simply put it's a more solid foundation to build around.
The 1-8 conference playoff format that the NHL used from 1993-2012 was used first by the NBA
Gary Bettman worked for NBA before he became the commish. Food for thought.
The NBA recently started doing their own awards show, instead of naming the MVP during the 2nd round like they used to do.
NBA took the NHL's all star game format, where the captains pick teams.
NBA stole the design of the NHL's trophy
Then ditched it to steal the NFL's design
I wouldn’t even want a non-cup trophy . How the hell do you drink beer out of it???
I think the NHL had alternate uniforms first.
How is it with rookies salary?
Turning out the lights for players intros was 1st done by the Chicago Bulls.
Another idea taken from the NBA was the concept of the modern arena design. Everyone in both the NBA and NHL copied the Detroit Pistons Palace of Auburn Hills with the mid level luxury suites.
In so many ways the Palace was the first of the modern wave of arenas. If only the distant suburban location thing fell out of style, they'd probably still be using it with relatively minor renovations. But downtown arenas are seen as more viable (see also Sacramento's new place and Golden State's Chase Center, both of which are more centrally located) and Hell, the Pistons didn't have to pay for it. The Red Wings win because they not only get the Piston's home dates at Little Ceasars, but also eliminated the Palace as competition.
The Palace actually did undergo quite a bit of renovations including a few years before they decided to move downtown. You are right about suburban arenas falling out of favor. Currently not one NBA team plays in a suburban arena though the Clippers are trying to get approval to build an arena in Inglewood.
And even there Inglewood isn't that suburban in character or location. It's not downtown LA, but it is fairly central to the metro area and pretty well urbanized.
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