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(Article)Gallagher: Canucks cap hit isn’t confined to just the team

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Good article. The only thing I am confused about is the split is now 50/50 right? If it was 70mil @ 57% then how much will it rise to? Back to 70? 72?

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Holy crap....he actually almost kinda sorta had a good point there.

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Part of me agrees with Gallagher on this one but I'll never forget the days when the Canadian dollar was so low and the Canucks had next to no chance in landing the big fish in trades and free agency. It's just sad there wasn't a salary cap back then. But that's the part that I agree with Gallagher, he could give a rat's rear about the Canadian teams me thinks.

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It reads like a 10th grade English essay.

For a guy who was around here 15 -20 years ago he sure seems to forget what this market (and all canadian markets) used to be like.

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..and,,why does it matter today what occurred 15-20 yrs ago....how is it relevent to todays prices? You are being gouged, pure and simple.

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It's redundant to compare 2 of the "big 3" sports, with NHL, in this business context. Obviously we Cdns are addicted to this sport-something NHL HQ has shamelessly exploited.

We've funded probably HALF of their rev-share great sunbelt giveaway, with only 6(now 7) teams. Yet our Cdn franchises have been shat on thru media(esp 2011 finals) , rulings & reffing.

My personal boycott will continue. They haven't gotten a dime from me for over a decade.

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Oh Gallagher. Your attempt at reconciliation via empathy and solidarity with the average fan who cannot afford a Canucks game is beyond pathetic.

The patern is still there; give a couple of medieval dance-like compliments to a few, then bombard the rest of the league with a major complaint.

The attempt to put Vancouver amongst the richest of the league is also rather pathetic. Canucks owners are not related in any way to the Sultan of Brunei.

If you can't afford a Canucks game, Gallagher, just move to Tampa Bay...

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Honestly I believe we would have a much healthier entertaining league if we did a major contraction

Tampa, Fla, Car, Dal, Phx, Ana, SJ, CLB, Nash

OUT!!!!!

Revenue sharing should be a temporary aid to teams that are losing money not their only source of income

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Honestly I believe we would have a much healthier entertaining league if we did a major contraction

Tampa, Fla, Car, Dal, Phx, Ana, SJ, CLB, Nash

OUT!!!!!

Revenue sharing should be a temporary aid to teams that are losing money not there only source of income

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Yeah, you would think Bettman would at least pay us back by giving us the cup.

Nah, here you go, LA!

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NHL paradise for me? 2 conferences, 1 Canadian, & 1 American. Each conf carries 10, or 12 teams. Have relegation to a lower division for the bottom team, every year. So 1 US & 1 Cdn team gets demoted.(player salaries cut about 50%!). Make it Darwinian-existence.

PO's both conferences work from 8 teams(2 rounds) down to 2 remaining(4 total). Then inter-conf seedings. Could end up with all-US or all-Cdn finals.

Each team MUST have at least 10 players from home country. This would further enhance inter-league rivalries & intensity. America is ready to produce at least 100-120 good players.

Ultimately tie this in to pit the Cup winner vs the EU champion. Maybe set up an EU conference(each team must have 10 EU skaters, etc...), down the road? Streamline ice size, rules, etc...

Commissioner change to someone like Gretz or Dryden. Focus on the sport & consistent rules, not media & $$$.

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Honestly I believe we would have a much healthier entertaining league if we did a major contraction

Tampa, Fla, Car, Dal, Phx, Ana, SJ, CLB, Nash

OUT!!!!!

Revenue sharing should be a temporary aid to teams that are losing money not there only source of income

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How else can the League's President Jeremy Jacobs buy all the votes he needs to keep his power intact on the NHL Board of Governors. How else can Jacobs keep "acts of violence" in the game or ensure that lenient officiating standards will over-look them. jacobs needs to appease those more rabid Bruins fans to keep Boston in the money.

Absentee-owners are also gold to Jacobs.. They proxy in their votes to him. But - the indebted ones who depend upon NHL subsidies & safety nets that they were promised befroe they were reecruited,...they are really his bread & butter. Those owners are the lemmings - who follow his counsel & directives on committees, in the board rooms, backrooms, or infront of the media.

If this cushy system weren't in place for Mr. Jacobs & some of his other Original-6 partners....the league would have similar rules to the IIHF...& fewer problems with officials wanting to impress the kingpins to get cushy NHL promotions after hanging up their skates. The doctors & the science would be understood & appreciated & stiffer infractions would be assessed for violent NON-hockey plays - during & after the incidents.

Every rink would deserve their franchise if the corruption were...exposed. This guy's system works...for him...& occaisionally his co-horts benefit too. If your team happens to be outside of his circle...be prepareds to be abused, exploited duped, mis-treated & ganged-up on. That's the way business tycoons do business... & keep those who could threatent their personal power - down.

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NHL paradise for me? 2 conferences, 1 Canadian, & 1 American. Each conf carries 10, or 12 teams. Have relegation to a lower division for the bottom team, every year. So 1 US & 1 Cdn team gets demoted.(player salaries cut about 50%!). Make it Darwinian-existence.

PO's both conferences work from 8 teams(2 rounds) down to 2 remaining(4 total). Then inter-conf seedings. Could end up with all-US or all-Cdn finals.

Each team MUST have at least 10 players from home country. This would further enhance inter-league rivalries & intensity. America is ready to produce at least 100-120 good players.

Ultimately tie this in to pit the Cup winner vs the EU champion. Maybe set up an EU conference(each team must have 10 EU skaters, etc...), down the road? Streamline ice size, rules, etc...

Commissioner change to someone like Gretz or Dryden. Focus on the sport & consistent rules, not media & $$$.

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Sounds like Gallagher is feeling the heat from his previous article....

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Blah blah blah, consumers get screwed everyday by companies, why should the NHL be any different?

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