Kukla's Korner

Kukla's Korner Hockey

More Leipold

from the Journal Times,
"I like the cap,'' Leipold said. "That was very important. Last year, there were five teams that had payrolls of $50 million more than the Nashville Predators. Fifty million dollars. "Next year, it's our goal to be at the midpoint. That means next year those (high-end) teams will be only $8 million more than us. I love that. Now we can compete with every market.'' Another key aspect to the new collective bargaining agreement is revenue sharing. And that, again, will benefit small-market teams like Leipold's Predators. Leipold said probably 10 NHL small-market teams will receive about $8 million from the big-market teams. "That's money we didn't have access to previously,'' Leipold said. "That gives us the ability to get to the midpoint and compete against big-market teams.'' Leipold contends the NHL's collective bargaining agreement will serve as a model for some other pro sports leagues. "I honestly believe we just did every major sport a gigantic favor,'' Leipold said. "Football is fine; they're making money. They have a huge TV contract. "But I think the NBA, and certainly Major League Baseball, will look at the system that we have just put into place and I would think they would like to use it when they negotiate their next CBA.''


Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink


Be the first to comment.

Add a Comment

Please limit embedded image or media size to 575 pixels wide.

Add your own avatar by joining Kukla's Korner, or logging in and uploading one in your member control panel.

Captchas bug you? Join KK or log in and you won't have to bother.


Notify me of follow-up comments?


Most Recent Blog Posts

About Kukla's Korner Hockey

Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.

Email Paul anytime at pk@kuklaskorner.com