NHL Lockout: What Would Constitute Fair Revenue Sharing for Each Side?

December 11th, 2012 by Nicholas Goss Leave a reply »
Revenue sharing will be a key component of the next CBA between the NHL and NHLPA, and even though it hasn't been publicly discussed very much over the last few weeks, it remains an important part of the league's future financial strength.

A new Forbes report detailing the revenue earned by all 30 franchises during the 2011-12 season has made it a little easier to determine how much the league needs revenue sharing to increase in the next agreement as well as which teams are most in need of the extra revenue.

The fair way to do revenue sharing is to take most—or even all—of the money in the revenue sharing pool from the owners' share of the hockey-related revenue earned each season.

How is that fair? Well, it was the owners who allowed the league to relocate or put expansion teams in Western and Southern U.S. markets, not the players.

The league has also failed to move many of these teams that are struggling financially, so if certain teams want more money from revenue sharing, it should be paid for by the owners.

If the league doesn't want to move struggling teams to better hockey markets, there's no excuse for the ...

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