2012-13 Lockout Discussion Part V: The "Back to square one" Edition
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10-20-2012, 01:38 PM
in the hall
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Hahahaha. Are you kidding?!? 13% in escrow exempt salary translates into "all current contracts can exceed the cap by 13%." This effectively gooses the cap by 13% of each current contract. Not a single dollar gets deferred and the rev split doesn't actually reach 50/50 until Shea Weber's contract expires. So, to sum up, the split under proposal 3 would (again) start at 57/43 and gradually decline year by year until it eventually settles down at 50/50... in 2026.
The solution is either a
54, 52, 51, 50, 50, 50 (or something along those lines) OR a make-whole that defers salary on current deals in excess of the cap, but doesn't eliminate any dollars and doesn't count against the cap, up to a fixed threshold in each year (e.g. 3% over the cap until such time as all the players' contracts fit under it).
Thank you.. saved me the time. Its "superficially" 50/50 but in reality the players share will exceed 50% split until all current deals expire.
I understand what Fehr is trying to accomplish but reality needs to set in, the owners are not going accept anything less than 50% hard split.
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