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09-12-2012, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Icelevel View Post
I think we'll have hockey soon.
I agree. There is a clear path to a deal here - the players drop their revenue share closer to 50%, and give the NHL broader management rights. (Re-alignment, etc.) In exchange, the NHL drops their ridiculous demands to eliminate arbitration, five year entry level deals, bump free agency to ten years, and take a huge rollback. Things like this were clearly put on the table to sabre rattle, and I don't think any serious owner thinks that they will get them. This is where a deal will land anyway, and both sides know it. Without a big philosophical divide on an issue like a hard cap, I think they will get to a deal faster than we might think.

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