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Volume 24 No. 157
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NHL RELEASES ITS VERSION OF HOCKEY'S ECONOMICS

     In conjunction with Commissioner Gary Bettman's announcementthat the NHL Board of Governors had rejected the NHLPA's mostrecent proposal, the NHL released a detailed statement comparingthe league and the union proposals and outlining the league'sfinancial condition:        PERCENT INCREASE/DECREASE FROM 1989-90 TO 1993-94     (The '93-94 numbers are based on preliminary estimates)                    
89-90
90-91
91-92
92-93
93-94
+/-
AVG TICKET PRICE
$18.60
$20.73
$22.86
$26.17
$29.05
+56%
REVENUES
398M
449M
498M
604M
717M
+80%
AVG PLAYER SALARY
232K
253K
369K
463K
558K
+140%
PLAYER COSTS
166M
200M
272M
358M
440M
+165%
PROFIT/LOSS
50.3M
44.1M
-13.6M
-30M
-37.6M
-175%
NO. OF TEAMS
21
21
22
24
26
COMPARISON OF TAX CONTRIBUTIONS UNDER NHL AND NHLPA PROPOSALS (Figures in thousands of dollars)
NHLPA
NHL
NHLPA
NHLPA
NHL
NHLPA
22-Sep
5-Oct
10-Oct
22-Sep
5-Oct
10-Oct
1
NYR
$2,406
$3,335
$2,119
10
BOS
$1,803
$578
$983
2
DET
2,346
3,398
2,088
11
MON
1,681
480
917
3
PIT
2,290
2,844
2,034
12
NJ
1,552
413
847
4
LA
2,237
2,030
1,969
13
SJ
1,800
656
765
5
CHI
2,193
722
1,513
14
ANA
1,699
650
742
6
STL
2,039
1,688
1,475
15
VAN
1,489
479
590
7
PHI
1,981
607
1,397
16
QUE
1,343
339
470
8
TOR
1,740
485
1,265
17
NYI
1,480
0
0
9
DAL
1,952
632
1,065