Found January 02, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
The Toronto Star’s Rick Westhead caused something of a shock last year when he revealed an estimation of the NHL’s 30 teams’ actual ticket sale revenues last season, and this year’s report doesn’t exactly reveal anything we don’t already know—one fifth of the NHL’s teams were in Canada last season, and those teams raked in the most money by far: A secret National Hockey League report detailing the ticket revenues of its 30 teams provides additional ammunition for those suggesting more struggling U.S.-based teams should relocated to Canada.The confidential document shows that the six Canadian NHL clubs last season accounted for about 33 per cent of the $1.2 billion (U.S.) in league ticket revenue. In 2007-08, Canada’s six teams represented 31 per cent. The report, which was obtained by the Star from several league sources, suggests operating a club north of the border is much more lucrative for the NHL. Five of the top six-revenue generating clubs are based in Canada, with the New ...
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