from Sam Donnellon of the Philadelphia Daily News, The NHL chose the wrong cost-containment mechanism. It should have emerged from the lockout with a luxury-tax/revenue-sharing system like the one in baseball because hockey’s structure is much more like baseball’s than it is other sports’.“Absolutely,” said Chris Pronger. The newest well-paid Flyer then nodded toward Comcast-Spectacor chairman Ed Snider. “But I’m not going to tell him that.”NHL teams carry 18 players and use every one of them. Baseball teams carry 25 and do likewise. Each team makes its own local television deal, and those deals vary as wildly as they do in baseball. The Yankees may spend way more on salaries than the Royals do, but they collect hundreds of millions more in television revenue, too. High-revenue teams...

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