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09-12-2012, 06:40 PM
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NHLPA offer today would reduce Player's Share of revenue in 2012-13 to 53.3% and go down from there year by year.

The owners are at 49%. The players are 53.3%. There is no basis for compromise? The NBA players got 51.15% in 11-12. Splitting the difference is 51.15%. Same as the NBA. The players were at 54% in their last proposal. Management always wins labor battles. Even MLB has a salary cap in place at $189M starting in 2014.

Both sides proposed the players % of HRR decreasing as HRR increases. Same theory but different numbers. The numbers are not that far apart.

The NHL wants a 6 year deal. PA was at 3 years plus a player option. Now its 5 years. Is that 5 years or 4 years plus a players option? The NHL originally wanted a 5 year deal.

The NHL dropped their idea of redefining what makes up HRR.

Make a deal.

Despite the positions and the posturing - the NHL's Baconator is off the menu come Saturday - there is a deal out there to be made.

Make a deal.

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