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Tailing the Komets

Clock ticking on Quad City

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Wed, 06/01/2011 - 7:30am

Yes, it is interesting. I wonder how much the luxury tax is playing in this, and how long they expect teams to pay it to keep others afloat?

I also wonder if there is some sort of possible future "return" for the teams paying it other then keeping teams in the league so they have someone to play against.

As has been said before, minor league hockey, especially at the lower levels, is in a state of flux. I feel very fortunate to be in Fort Wayne and have owners like the Frankes. We will have hockey here and it will be at least at the AA level.

So many other fans in other cities have hockey with a considerable amount of doubts and concerns about the future.

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 2:47am

In the NHL, revenue sharing is still alive and well. I guess they tied it to attendance, with teams having to show an increase initially, but now I think they just have to keep those numbers above a certain level. That would explain why some teams have been accused of giving tickets away in Happy Meals. True story -- Florida had a promotion where they gave a free ticket to anyone with a driver's license.