RedLightDistrict wrote:netwolf wrote:That's not an accurate comparison. If you want to relate it to restaurants, it would be more accurate to say you are buying a McDonald's franchise, and the people at McDonald's corporate HQ tell you what you can and can't do with it. Which they could and would, BTW.
I think you're swinging too far the other way.
I don't. McDonald's has franchises. The NHL has franchises. The corporate level at each governs what the franchises do. The only difference is that the McDonald's employees don't travel to each others' restaurants and engage in cook-offs.
Your example would equate to an NBA, NFL, and/or MLB team telling an NHL team what they can and can't do.