The primary purpose of this post is to gather ideas on how to get the rich owners on board with revenue sharing since it seems to be the crux of the CBA negotiations. It doesn't appear they can be convinced so we shall resort to incentives/bribery. RS will be short for Revenue Sharing in the below. Keep in mind, these are ideas to get the rich teams that are likely to be contributing the most to the RS model.
1) A requirement for those receiving RS to spend X amount on promoting the sport.
2) Unequal National TV broadcasts of games. Giving the rich teams guarantee of X amount of regular season broadcasts (I don't like this one, but if it was the key piece...)
3) Guaranteed availability of advertising slots on local broadcasts for non local teams.
4) An extra draft pick for the Top 15 teams in RS contribution. (those that give the most money) This could be whatever it takes. I think maybe an extra 3rd or 4th round pick would be the most tempting without throwing the balance of power out of whack.
5) An extra roster spot on the active roster (24 instead of 23)
6) 5 more contracts on the 50 contract limit
7) Bury $5 million in cap space in other leagues by assigning players to them (This is assuming any CBA agreement is able to get rid of the current ability which has been used on players like Huet and I think Redden)
8) $1 million in extra cap space for Top 15 in RS contribution.
What are some ideas that you have? Comment below.
Most of my ideas could be implemented reguardless of if all teams are contributing or if it's just a rich give to the poor situation. I also steer away from direct on ice advantage...so no free penalty shots to start a game, etc. obviously.