Who do you blame for the *potential* lock out now?
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02-12-2005, 09:55 AM
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In 94, the owners got crushed in that deal. This time they're making sure things are different. No deal unless cost certainty is included. 24% rollback and luxury tax are nice, but won't solve the problem with the system.
The inflationary pressures aren't gone. a 24% rollback does nothing if the salaries rise right back up and then surpass the 24% savings. Especially when salaries are going up an average of 31% a season.
Look at how salaries have risen since 92-93
This is the average per season
AVERAGE 10.0 19.8 29.8 31.6 33.3 38.0 42.4 44.0
Also notice the % is rising each year.