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by Paul on 08/11/12 at 04:43 PM ET
from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,
The current agreement succeeded in levelling the playing field and brought some semblance of parity. But the financial gulf between the big-market and small-market teams widened. This was mainly because NHL teams shared less than 6% of revenue. By contrast, NFL clubs share more than 60%.
In the last seven years, the NHL has increased its revenues by more than $3.2 billion.
“We know what they didn’t do, they didn’t share it between the big- and small-market teams,” said a league insider Saturday. “A big percentage went into the pockets of the big-market teams who are now refusing increased revenue sharing as a means to address the disparity.
“This is not a players’ issue anymore. This is a battle between the owners and it’s time for them to settle it once and for all between themselves.”
Well, what’s next?
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