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08-15-2012, 02:40 PM
Bunk Moreland
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Originally Posted by JKP View Post
No, it's still a hard cap because it's a cap on overall portion of revenue that the players get. What Fehr's changing is the distribution of that hard cap from an equal cap on each team to the ability to sell cap space among teams. Either way, players still only make 57%.

Now your point about the impact of it is valid, which is why I don't like it. But it is still a hard cap system.
Ok I get it.. The entire system is based on a hard cap in relation to HRR but it could fluctuate team to team...

Well really all of this is irrelevant because it sounds like the owners flat out rejected it today after the meetings... Here's some tweets from Michael Grange of Sportsnet Canada:

Bettman: 'the sides are far apart and have different views of the world' #NHLPA #NHL
Bettman: 'it takes 2 sides to make a deal, 2 sides to negotiate and 2 sides to make it go bad' #NHL #NHLPA
Bettman cites #NBA and #NFL as context for #NHL deal
Most forthcoming Bettman has been - players proposal didn't respond to theirs & didn't acknowledge industry trends (paraphrase) #NHL #NHLPA
Bettman also said he's disappointed that the #NHLPA hasn't responded to contractual issues #NHLPA #NHL
So any optimism that was hyped up yesterday is now dead...

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