Originally Posted by claviculasolomonis
Get it straight - we are paying for it with gambling income - not just a tax. So if you don't gamble, you don't pay for it really. The only thing the NHL did was tell basillie that if he were going to move the pens - it was going to be more trouble than not. Not to mention the pens % for attendance, even when they sucked wasn't as bad as other teams that were better.
oh ok, so everybody gets to pay the salaries, but only the gamblers have to pay for the arena, thats much fairer