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09-12-2012, 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted by RockLobster View Post
Then I guess it's like the salary cap the Owners fought so much to get, the cap will go down if revenues go down.
Originally Posted by Freudian View Post
I mean that if the cap will go down, the NHLPA offer won't have the players making 52%. It's only if the league has record growth they would be willing to settle for that.

So that quote is designed to mislead us. I don't think anyone expects the NHL revenues to grow as much in the coming ten years as it has the past ten years.

If the players are willing to settle for ~53% no matter what and the league are willing to settle for ~48% no matter what today, there would be no lockout. Then the sides would be reasonably close to each other.
Unless the cap system was among the small changes made to the PA's offer today, I don't believe the cap could go down under the PA's offer, but I could be wrong. Their offer de-linked the cap from HRR and set a fixed increase of a couple percentage points a year.

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