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10-20-2012, 10:55 AM
Jason Lewis
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Originally Posted by Rusty Batch View Post
Players need to accept 50-50 but not until year 3 of deal. HRR definition should not change. Owners need to give up on all of the rest of the changes.

Owners are trying to steamroll players. And players keep trying to change framework. Cluster ****!
You mean those changes that were probably the most sensible and likable things about the deal?

The ONE and ONLY thing hinging these negotiations up is that the players want no less then 57%. Even if you look at their 3rd proposal of the most recent negotiations, and the ones prior to that...

They say "Yup let's go 50/50...BUT we want a lump sum of money paid out over X amount of years (In this case 650 million) to replace the 7% we would lose.

So essentially the NHLPA does not want to lose ANY money. The 7% they are taking of revenue sharing they want paid out to them.

Real life example: Your parents give you an allowance that allots to 1000 bucks a year. You agree to take a reduced overall yearly allotment of 800 dollars but you want them to give you 200 dollars cash in the first 3 weeks of the new year.

It's the same. It's all semantics from the PA recently, they aren't actually changing anything except for the way that they are going to get paid the 7% the NHL is asking them to give back.

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