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09-19-2012, 06:56 PM
Join Date: Sep 2004
If tomorrow, I wake up and find out I am the Grand Supreme Ruler of the Universe for a day here is what I would impose.
5 year ELC deals. All players currently ON an ELC get extended to make their original deal 5 years.
RFA is any player who finishes their ELC and will not be 26 years old before 9-15 of that year. Former team still has right to match offers. I would drop compensation. Any player who signs an offer sheet for less than $1MM annual salary, the compensation is a 4th rd pick. $1MM-$2MM, a 3rd rd pick. $2MM-3MM, a 2nd round pick. $3MM-4MM, a 1st round pick. $4MM and up two first round picks. Make the compensation somewhat reasonable so the RFA has an actual chance to sign an offer sheet with another team.
Cap, I posted this in another thread, it is not my idea, but I like it. Can't remember where I saw it, I think on this site. If it is your idea, kudos to you and feel free to say so.
2013-14, $70MM or 55% of HRR, whichever is higher.
2014-15--> same as 2013-14 cap or 53% of HRR, whichever is higher.
2015-16--> sames as 2014-15 cap or 52% of HRR, whichever is higher.
2016-17--> same as 2015-16 cap or 51% of HRR, whichever is higher.
2017-18-->same as 2016-17 cap or 50% of HRR, whichever is higher.
2018-19 and beyond--->same as previous year or 50% of HRR, whichever is higher.
Basically, guarantees the cap does not go down, so players arent losing money for owners dumb decisions. If revenues do increase, the players share goes down by percentage gradually until they reach 50%.
Signing bonuses are allowed, cap hit is spread throughout life of contract. Salary must be the same for each year of the contract. If a player retires before the contract expires, the signing bonus cap hits will continue to count against the cap and the salary comes off.
Max contract of 8 years.
Keep the over 35 rule as is.
I am sure there is some stuff I am leaving out, but this seems to be the crux of the issue.
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