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Impact of NHL 2012 lockout: League is skating on thin ice

Impact of NHL 2012 lockout: League is skating on thin ice
BY JED HUGHES
COMMENTARY

More money, more problems.

This certainly is the case with many professional sports leagues, most recently the NHL, which despite months of negotiations on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), has cancelled the first two weeks of the season (82 games total). If an agreement is not reached soon, the season may be cut further or even postponed altogether.

This is bad news for the league, which previously cancelled its entire 2004-05 season primarily over failed the integration of a hard salary cap. The NHL claimed hockey clubs spent nearly 75 percent of gross revenues on player salaries -- a much higher percentage than competing leagues. Why do NHL owners push desperately to control salaries? One reason is that the league reported teams collectively lost $273 million in the 2002-03 season.

The CBA signed in July 2005, which resulted in the induction of a hard salary cap with a revenue-sharing model, proved to be merely a band aid. Thus, the contentious negotiations have begun again. In fact, the expiration of the last three CBAs have led to lockouts. While the NHL hasn’t been the only league to undergo labor stoppages in the past decade, it is the only major professional sports league in North America to lose an entire season to a labor dispute.

 

NHL lockout 2012: No shock to N.J. Devils' Bryce Salvador

NHL lockout 2012: No shock to N.J. Devils' Bryce Salvador
BY GINA G. SCALA
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

While the National Hockey League and the players’ association battle over how to share revenue, the clear losers are the fans who, in the long run, will ...

David Wright to talk $100M contract: Is he the Derek Jeter of the N.Y. Mets?

David Wright to talk $100M contract: Is he the Derek Jeter of the N.Y. Mets?
BY REBECCA SHEEHAN
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The New York Mets may be trying to erase the woes of the 2012 season by offering its golden boy, David Wright, an extended contract nearing 100 million -- a deal...

Tiger Woods 'mans up' in Ryder Cup apology

Tiger Woods 'mans up' in Ryder Cup apology
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A lot of golfers contributed to the U.S. losing a huge lead to Europe for the Ryder Cup on Sunday, but the guy who has learned a lot about humility in the last few year...

N.Y. Jets vs. Houston Texans preview: Arian Foster can make fantasy players very happy tonight

N.Y. Jets vs. Houston Texans preview: Arian Foster can make fantasy players very happy tonight
BY SAM HITCHCOCK
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

There is a certain genre of movie that comes out every year depicting human beings as crude and/or unfeeling, and even a waste of existence. Directors ar...

Berra, Larsen remember 1956 World Series perfection as uniform goes to auction

Berra, Larsen remember 1956 World Series perfection as uniform goes to auction
BY JERRY MILANI
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

It's among the iconic moments, greatest games, most outstanding performances in baseball history. But whichever superlative you choose, Don Larsen's perfect game i...

Adam Greenberg and deer antler velvet pill: Can it help MLB comeback...and you?

Adam Greenberg and deer antler velvet pill: Can it help MLB comeback...and you?
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

It appears that Adam Greenberg, who went seven years between at-bats in Major League Baseball, has an ancient Chinese secret. Greenberg says a deer antler velvet pill, ...

Has the NHL ever recovered from the WHA’s formation?

Has the NHL ever recovered from the WHA’s formation?
BY EVAN WEINER
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
THEBUSINESS AND POLITICS OF SPORTS

On October 13, the hockey world will be either celebrating or remembering a significant date which changed the course of the indust...

Rutgers vs. UConn game recap: ‘Blue-collar’ and Scarlet, the Knights charge on

Rutgers vs. UConn game recap: ‘Blue-collar’ and Scarlet, the Knights charge on
BY SAM HITCHCOCK
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Rutgers 19-3 victory over University of Connecticut at High Point Stadium Saturday afternoon was a blue-collar, lunch-pail win. It wasn’t pretty, but as head coach...

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