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  1. Much appreciated I know it's a rather fine line but I think it could inspire some healthy debate and discussion and that's more less the spirit of the idea more then the gambling side but we shall see and I respect either decision the mods could make
  2. Hello this is a question for the mods I would love to have a thread started on proline or sport select a place where we could share our thoughts or picks for the evening with Luther forum members however I realize this may be an issue with some members being under age so maybe we could make it as like a predictions page for outcomes of the day ? Thanks for your time in considering it
  3. I actually read these things all the time I love you guys I remember I got hooked from the price vs halak battle
  4. Hey everyone just wanted to thank all the big posters as I'm working Croas country in Alberta and its helping keep me entertained and interested in my down time
  5. does anyone think crosby could have a target on his back playing in the KHL ?
  6. What would the fourm members rate habs players and prospects if we were designing nhl 13?
  7. Jun 22, 2012 5:04 AM in response to: sportsnet_ca Re: Grange on NHL: Chance for Canadian teams Take this into account. It is a very different story in Canada. Only one fifth of the NHL’s teams are Canadian, yet the country’s fans account for nearly one third of the league’s revenues. And a good chunk of those Canadian dollars end up in the US through revenue sharing, in what has effectively become an effort to subsidize Americans to watching Canada’s national sport. The primary beneficiaries of this scheme are American hockey team owners and a smattering of American fans attending games below cost. The primary victims are Canadian hockey fans, particularly those in cities that could support a team but are deprived from having one (or two) by the NHL. For example, the CBC is paying approximately $100 million a year for the broadcast rights to Hockey Night in Canada. Because these are so-called national broadcast rights, the monies involved belong to the league, not the six Canadian franchises, and the league redistributes them to all NHL teams. As a result, out of the $100 million a year paid by the taxpayer-owned CBC for hockey rights, only $20 million is allocated to Canadian teams—the other $80 million is sent to the US The bottom line is that two-thirds of the NHL’s national TV revenues are earned in Canada, and then redistributed across all of the NHL’s—primarily American—franchises. And the actual distribution of Canadian TV money to American teams, once the effects of leaguewide revenue sharing are taken into consideration, is even more unfavourable to Canadian teams. NHL revenue sharing assistance to poorer NHL teams, all currently American, is partly funded by national TV revenues. It is estimated that at least $40 million a year is paid into the pool by Canadian teams. The exact composition and division of the revenue sharing pool is complex and secretive, but we know that the pool is partly drawn from television revenues. In other words, American teams are entitled to at least 80 per cent of the national broadcast fees paid by CBC, *** and RDS. But after revenue share is paid out to poor US teams, the actual percentage of Canadian national TV revenue going to American teams is higher—perhaps as high as 90 per cent. So as much as I would love Parise, Stall, Nash and Pavelec ( yes Pavelec is a better goalie than Luongo. His asking price is $4 million a year and I can see him going back to Russia if not paid accordingly. He was the glue to Winnipeg....a steal for the Leafs if they could throw the money at him), Burkes'hands are tied and he is nothing but a whipping boy. Economics play a huge part and with the American population 10 times larger than us how can we compete anymore? Also Toronto is worth over half a billion dollars according to Forbes magazine. So while we spend astronomically towards season tickets and merchandise how can we getn the best player available when ownership wants nothing more than revenue? Yes it is a sad state of affair and you have to look no further than the Jays and Raptors. So the chances of winning in Canada are slim. With the distribution of wealth heading south no wonder we are in such disarra. I see no cup in the future for any team on Canadian soil until we look after our own. Just thought it was an interesting read, posted by somebody on the sportsnet website..hope you enjoyed reading it@!
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