Hoping It Works On Marchand

Just yesterday I wrote a small piece about Rene Bourque and right away he hurts himself (an abdominal injury during workouts) and is out for several months.

So if I have this weird power, I’d now like to talk about Brad Marchand. Brad comes from Halifax, played in two different World Junior Championships, and has a big nose.

There. I hope that’s enough.

14 thoughts on “Hoping It Works On Marchand”

  1. Dennis! Write an article about me winning a ton of money and the Habs winning the Cup for the next four years in a row. You have some weird magic going on – let’s take advantage of it! I’ll even get you some of the cash that I win and I’ll allow you to kick Gomez’s ass out the door when I finally buy the team.

  2. Totally off topic but could someone explain how the revenue sharing agreement works in the NHL?

    I heard the players get 57% of the league’s revenue and the owners get 43%.

    Do the players get a separate revenue-sharing cheque on top of their salaries?

    How does it work?

  3. Danno – people have been wondering where you are on the HIO site.

    I think the players get a seperate check but I might be wrong on that. Molson must feel really happy signing some of those checks over to people like Gomez.

  4. Darth, please give my kindest regards to the good people on the HIO site. Let them know I’m not dead yet. Also, let them know they often find Danno at Dennis Kane’s Excellent blog and encourage them to join the discussion here if they feel so inclined.

    I used to frequent Habs Inside Out quite a bit until they dropped the Habs name and became Hockey Inside Out. It hasn’t been quite the same ever since. I still drop by from time to time but not nearly as often as before they changed it.

  5. I don’t think “revenue sharing” is used to refer to the 57% player / 43% owner split of revenue, which I don’t think has a special name. Revenue sharing is commonly used to refer to the subsidies the rich teams pay to support the poorer teams. Increasing these subsidies was a big part of the player’s initial CBA offer, which I agree with. If the owner’s don’t want to subsidize the teams, move them where subsidies won’t be necessary.

    As to your question, some fairly large portion of every player cheque goes into a special “escrow” account. After the season, all team revenues and all player salaries are totalled. Because of the escrow, the players are still owed some money. If owners have paid more than the 57% split of revenue, they get it back from the escrow account, or if they haven’t paid enough they have to top it up. Then the players divvy up whatever is in the escrow account based on their contributions.

    Of course the escrow money doesn’t sit idle in a piggy bank hidden in a sock drawer. The owners have control of it, basically keeping player money interest free.

  6. Thank you for bringing that up, Danno. Yes Christopher, do the stick boys get any of the cash?

  7. Geez, Christopher. When I’m owner, will you be the team lawyer for me? What great explanations.

  8. Good question about the stick boys (or girls). They’re probably not paid, because the owners are notoriously cheap ass bastards. As a non-player, the stick boy’s salary wouldn’t count towards the cap and 57% revenue split, but instead would come directly from the owner’s profits.

    Hopefully the stick boy will at least get their name engraved on the cup. Winning teams are now adding 50 or more names, with non-players making up the majority. Owner first, (he did all the hard work), followed by all the executives, support staff, etc., then the players last (what did they do to earn the Cup).

  9. Dennis, after you buy the Habs from Mr. Molson, you should hire Christopher to be in charge of the money.

  10. I’m going to hire him, Danno. Of course he’ll have to work long hours. I myself will be quite busy making sure the wives are comfortable.

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