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10-16-2012, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Drake1588 View Post
The one thing that isn't clear is whether they've cooked the books again with regard to calculating HRR.

If the calculus is the same, and 50/50 is using the same parameters as the 57/43, meaning it's apples to apples (merely fewer apples), and there is no rollback... then that's something the players might want to take, in my opinion. It might not get a whole lot better than that, and it puts money in players' pockets this season.
I believe it was stated that the proposal didn't change HRR definitions.

I expect the players will want to make some changes to the contract proposals (an extra year to UFA might not be a big deal, but a 5 year cap probably is) but if nothing else, this should be something to build on. If the NHL is proposing seriously getting them back whatever they'd lose this year to the 57%->50% shift, they'd be crazy not to try and make something out of it.

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