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09-17-2012, 11:11 AM
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Partial CBA with deferred economics.

I've heard that the contentious issues in these negotiations are the core economics. I also understand why the owners didn't (and shouldn't) accept to play under the old CBA.

Why don't they send the money they have trouble dividing (some 5 or 10% of revenues or whatever) in some shared bank account where both parties have to approve withdrawals?

That way they can keep making money while they argue. The longer they argue the more incentive there is to reach a deal because the bank account gets fatter.

To top it all off they also gain interest while the money is sitting there...

This is what the PA should have proposed, not: "let's just play under the old CBA lolololol :trollface: ". It's a middleground between the lockout/strike and keeping the old CBA.

Addressing the "holdout forever" strategy: After 6 years the money goes to a charity with the two parties getting nothing. The strategy is similar to the lockout/strike but less nuclear.

The deferred economics idea wouldn't have saved the 04-05 season but there is some value to it for this one, I think.

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