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Who Won, Who Lost

from Kevin Allen of USA TODAY,

Winners and losers of the NHL lockout:

Winner: Owners. They will receive a 50-50 split of hockey-related revenue after receiving only 43% in the previous CBA. Based on last year's revenue, that change would mean an additional $231 million per year. That translates to well over $2 billion over a 10-year CBA, and it could push toward $3 billion with some strong growth. The 50-50 split was the owners' primary objective.

Loser: Arena employees, NHL employees and some team employees. They have lost money in their paychecks, and there is no direct benefit for them in the owners' windfall. NHL employees took a 20% pay cut.

Winner: Big NHL markets. Big-revenue teams such as the Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Rangers will have higher profits because the 50-50 split will mean a lower ceiling on the salary cap.


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Paul From Cali's avatar

And who were the biggest losers of all?  The fans of course!

Posted by Paul From Cali on 01/06/13 at 02:30 PM ET


I like this one:

Winner: Henrik Zetterberg and Damien Brunner. They have been playing well together with EV Zug in Switzerland and now they could be linemates in Detroit.

They seem to have built some great chemistry.

Posted by PieceOfMind from Muskegon, currently residing in Sabres Territory on 01/06/13 at 02:39 PM ET

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