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05-28-2012, 06:30 AM
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Originally Posted by bobbop View Post
The cap percentage may go down but the dollars won't go down in 2012. The NBA players got a freeze in their cap to let the dollars grow and percentages catch up with the lower cap number. That's the only possible solution here. There are too many teams near the cap right now to allow a more restrictive system put in place.

Revenue sharing will be the hottest topic of the negotiation. The players want to see many more dollars flowing from the rich teams to the poorer teams. I've heard that there is a lot of acrimony between the owners on this issue. The players will be pouring gas on this fire. Fehr got baseball teams to accept more revenue sharing and it's led to greater equity in baseball for the first time in many years. Bettman won't be negotiating with rank amateurs this time around.

And as for the Phoenix UFAs, Doan will be in Phoenix as long as there is a Phoenix. If this thing collapses he becomes a very valued free agent. Whitney is 40 and looked it during the playoffs. This is his last payday and if someone (not the Coyotes) comes up with a 2 year contract that's where he will be going. Taylor Pyatt might be a nice 4th line get. Rozsival could also be a 7th defenseman candidate. Both would need to be bargain basement pickups.
The teams need to responsible for how much money they spend. If they spend too much this summer and get stuck,that's their problem. You look at how much money teams have committed for next season,a handful of teams are really pressing up against the $64.3M upper limit.

Stern got the NBA owners to share more revenue. The NBA minimum payroll/floor increased in the NBA. It was 75% of the cap in the previous CBA.

The minimum team salary will be 80 percent of the salary cap in 2011-12, 85 percent in í12-í13 and 90 percent in í13-í14. (Note: This was previously reported to be 85% for both 2011-12 and 2012-13.) 80 percent of a presumed $58 million is $46.4 million.

The NHL doesn't use %s but its 75%. $48.225M is 75% of $64.3M. The floor is $48.3M. Increase the floor to 80%-85%. The revenue sharing dollars help those teams reach the new floor. The NHL saves money with the players % lowered.

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