And we are locked out again (No Progress ,, Talks collapse)
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10-17-2012, 02:24 PM
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I don't think the NHLPA is going to approve of having exsisting contracts be subject to the new rules. Whether the league likes it or not, the players and GM's took advantage of the CBA, as it was, legally; they didn't break any rules, they were allowed to sign those players to those types of contracts. You can't subject contracts that were signed in 2008, 2009 or 2010 to a CBA that's going to be signed in 2012/2013.
When it's all said and done, I don't think Keith's, Hossa's, Weber's, Suter's, Parise's or Kovalchuk's (among others) contracts will be changed. Their caphits will remain the same. Going forward, every contract will be subject to the rules of the new CBA though, of course.
It's not like what is due to the player's under their existing contracts is going to change though. Hossa, Keith, etc. will still be making all their money. It just negatively impacts the teams that signed them.
"I'm having a hard time believing all of the owners wanted this deal, what does Detroit and Minn's cap look like under the new deal? Weber's cap hit is probably pretty insane too..."
Do all people in the U.S. agree with every bill that's passed? I'm sure a few of the owners are VERY pissed but it's about group rule.
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