01 December 2011
Since the current CBA ends at the end of the this season, the salary cap will become a bigger topic of discussion after the All-Star break. The Forbes writer thinks that the NHL with a salary cap set at 57% of revenue is too high for some teams to be profitable. He says that the NHL needs to get closer to the 48% model in their new CBA that the NFL agreed to or the 50-50 revenue split National Basketball Association’s owners and players recently agreed to.
Since this is a Lightning blog, Tampa Bay comes in at #21 in their rank of the most valuable franchise, valued at $174 million. The Lightning's revenue came in at $87 million which also has them ranked at #21 in revenue. What is interesting is that the 1 year change for the Lightning revenue is 20% which is a really positive sign for the organization. The increased revenue can be attributed to the outstanding play of the team last year translating into increased tickets sales and of course 3 rounds of playoff revenue.