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10-12-2012, 04:41 PM
Join Date: May 2008
I don't know if anyone else has had this idea, so here goes. 50/50 split of HRR is generally seen as fair for both sides and keep the definition of HRR the same. The 7% being reclaimed through the players is done through escrow over the course of 4 years. This helps to lessen the hit on current payers while also absorbing some of the hit over time.
That 7% goes stright to revenue sharing(RS) but only to teams who have losses and only enough to bring those teams to a break even point. To ensure the system remains fair I propose the NHLPA gets to see the amount any team requests from their share of RS. Then the NHLPA has the option to have the caliming team audited (with confidentiality agreement of course) at the NHLPA's expense. Should the audit uncover fraudulent claims the team is excluded from collecting any RS for 2 years. The important part though is the NHLPA would have control over where their money is spent to a large degree.
Also, if there is anything remaining from the players 7% of revenue sharing the following year the balance would be returned to the players.
IMO this kind of helps everybody including the players goal of maintaining 57%. As franchises become proftiable they are excluded from the players RS and that money is then retruned to the players the following year. If all franchises at least break even the players get their 57% be it with a little delay.
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