2012 CBA & Re-alignment: Lockout in Effect. Thanks Gary/Donald! PART II
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10-20-2012, 03:19 PM
Join Date: May 2006
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Care to take a guess as to why the third offer proposed in those meetings wasn't addressed in Mirtle's article? Because the idea that Fehr offered a deal that goes to 50/50 immediately while guaranteeing full payment of all contracts is a lie (that's right, Cap'n Bettman's not the only liar in this thing). If it was mathematically possible, the CBA would have been settled in September. But unfortunately, 50% of $3.47 billion (the very generously projected revenue for this coming season) is well short of the $1.88 billion the players made last year. I don't know what Fehr might have proposed in this mystical 3rd proposal, but it sure as hell isn't what he claimed.
a) For one, because P3 was by far the most complicated of the proposals and I didn't have the full accounting until the following afternoon
b) Secondly, that proposal had by far the least chance of gaining any traction and was really more a response to the owners' "make whole" provision than anything
c) Fehr and the PA never claimed the deal was 50-50 immediately. It was 50-50 on new contracts immediately. Obvious that's how it functions
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