Friday, January 04, 2008

Preds' revenue sharing may be cut

After 17 home games the Predators averaged 12,853 in paid attendance, according to figures compiled by the team and obtained from Metro Sports Authority.
The Predators must average at least 13,125 in paid attendance this season to qualify for the NHL’s revenue-sharing plan.
Just a point of clarification here: If they fail to meet the target, Nashville will no longer receive the full revenue-sharing amount but will still get a discounted handout.


At 6:32 p.m., January 04, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bettman will discuss this later. Nashville and Columbus are doing great!

If these teams would move to Winnipeg and Hamilton they would generate more revenue and then the cap would go up and players would receive more...

That's no good because the problem has always been salaries.

At 6:47 p.m., January 04, 2008, Anonymous cole said...

I didn't realize that you need to get a specific number of attendees to get Revenue sharing. How does that promote parity in the league. It seems to my this could lead to a slippery slope towards bankruptcy. Bettman Does it again. Good CBA guys.

At 10:11 p.m., January 04, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They still get revenue sharing, but they won't be eligible for the full $10 to $14 million they received in years previous. It's probably the only way Bettman and his small market cronies could sell it to the large revenue markets.
Why should Toronto etc. have to perpetually give revenue sharing to teams that can't generate their own incomes. It's motivation to use revenue sharing as a hand up not a perpetual hand out.

At 10:18 p.m., January 04, 2008, Anonymous Gerald said...

It's probably the only way Bettman and his small market cronies could sell it to the large revenue markets.

Bettman does not have "small market cronies". As commissioner, he represents the interests of all clubs large, small and in between. The mechanism is the appropriate one to balance those interests of those various groups for the reason you have identified - to assist teams in difficult periods while they restore their market. It is also why there is a provision in the CBA that requires recipient teams to meet or exceed league-wide revenue growth.

And yeah, cole, it is a pretty good CBA.

At 10:13 a.m., January 05, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The real Bettman plan is working. Get ready Boots, the KC Preds is becoming more of a reality every hour.

At 3:32 p.m., January 05, 2008, Anonymous sv said...

fair enough Gerald. I just hope the owners still agree with you a few years from now.

At 2:50 p.m., January 06, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We will not see another Canadian team in the league until Bettman explores all the failed former markets again.
We have KC still to go plus Cleveland and Oakland


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