Nuxfanabroad Posted August 6, 2013 Share Posted August 6, 2013 Reasons it may increase? -People's short memories on CBA-impasse -Other major sport's issues. EG:NFL, concussions; MLB, doping; NBA, egos. In the US market, I sense the NHL is gaining some market share, as their athletes don't seem to attract so much media-negativity. Simply better role-models. -Last CBA, in 2004, they set the bar deliberately lower(39 mill?). Probably they've tried to repeat this pattern. Easier to adjust upwards. -Winnipeg gets a lot more $$ than Atl did. There'll be expansion fees, & perhaps 1 or 2 more weak sisters moved to better markets. -USA's players are getting better every year; with an upcoming Olympics to showcase them. -Also potentially more interest through new division-alignment. Better game start times for a few markets/interesting renewed rivalries. Potential negatives? -Overall economy(eg:Detroit city) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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