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    maybe they should make it a true capitalistic enterprise and run 30 seperate businesses instead of failing at running an organized cohesive league. drop the salary cap. drop revenue sharing. and let the strong survive. then we would have a true business model where only the profitable can survive and the market will trully dictate player value. sure we would end up with a league with about 10 teams, but at least then owners would have to live and die with their business decisions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InnocentBystander View Post
    maybe they should make it a true capitalistic enterprise and run 30 seperate businesses instead of failing at running an organized cohesive league. drop the salary cap. drop revenue sharing. and let the strong survive. then we would have a true business model where only the profitable can survive and the market will trully dictate player value. sure we would end up with a league with about 10 teams, but at least then owners would have to live and die with their business decisions.
    They tried that, see NHL pre-2004/5 season

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    Quote Originally Posted by InnocentBystander View Post
    maybe they should make it a true capitalistic enterprise and run 30 seperate businesses instead of failing at running an organized cohesive league. drop the salary cap. drop revenue sharing. and let the strong survive. then we would have a true business model where only the profitable can survive and the market will trully dictate player value. sure we would end up with a league with about 10 teams, but at least then owners would have to live and die with their business decisions.
    Dunno may get complicated especially with regard tv exposure, ad revenue, promtional costs. There'd have to be a governing body of some type I would think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rangersfury View Post
    They tried that, see NHL pre-2004/5 season
    They had some revenue sharing back then and still needed to shut down for a year to fix their problem.
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    This is exactly what I am talking about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by metaldude26 View Post
    This is exactly what I am talking about.
    Can you remind me to read that tomorrow?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeyrobot View Post
    Can you remind me to read that tomorrow?
    Sure but FYI I lifted that link from Angus' ramblings tonight so you'll also find it there if we both forget.
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    Quote Originally Posted by metaldude26 View Post
    Sure but FYI I lifted that link from Angus' ramblings tonight so you'll also find it there if we both forget.
    He still works here?

    Ok cool thanks man
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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeyrobot View Post
    He still works here
    Some of us like to torture ourselves and write about hockey even when there is no hockey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by metaldude26 View Post
    This is exactly what I am talking about.
    ....meanwhile funding for education continues to drop while cost of same rises disproportionately.

    I would expand this to corporate welfare generally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by metaldude26 View Post
    This is exactly what I am talking about.
    From the article:

    Meanwhile, the Internal Revenue Service allows team owners to treat players and their salaries as both regular expenses and depreciable assets -- the same as aging livestock, or office computers -- a legal quirk that makes team rosters tax deductible in two different ways, and effectively creates a profit-hiding tax shelter.
    Well there ya go, Devellano was spot on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grindin griers View Post
    Well there ya go, Devellano was spot on.
    I'll actually laugh if Fehr comes out to a press conference in a cow suit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bomm Bastic View Post
    ....meanwhile funding for education continues to drop while cost of same rises disproportionately.

    I would expand this to corporate welfare generally.
    Yeah, if you read the comments of the article that's something most people mention. The problem certainly goes beyond sports in general.
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