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09-25-2012, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by NYRFAN218 View Post
In the latest NHL proposal they counted HRR the same way it was in the past CBA. I'm assuming they'll keep it that way going forward in negotiations but who knows.
Yeah, but that's not really a concession. The owners wanted to expand the definition of revenue and drop the players percentage to 43%. 43% of the expanded HRR was equivalent to 46% of HRR from the last CBA. The players said "We like the expanded revenue, but you're still essentially asking for a 20% paycut. We are not on board." The owners said, "fine, we'll get rid of the expanded revenue and give you one percentage point back on what we offered."

The NHL did a pretty good job spinning that as a move of 4 percentage points (43 to 47) when it was really wasn't.

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