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10-19-2012, 03:43 PM
dave babych returns
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Originally Posted by Scurr View Post
This is why the owners are taking such a hard line right now imo, the U.S. economy is in the tank. They aren't going to be able to claim poor much longer, by the time this deal expires, the economy in the states should be be back or well on its way.
I don't know about that.

If the league and owners as a group believe the economy is turning the corner and will improve over the course of the next CBA then they might be tempted to drive a hard bargain and get an unlinked cap at a number where they believe revenues will comfortably beat what it would take for a 50/50 split.

I doubt they believe that and even if they do I doubt they believe it strongly enough to make such a huge bet on it.

Ultimately direct linkage is at the core of what ownership wants, and at the core of what the players don't want (if they are going to give up 7% of HRR like they've been asked to do).

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