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10-23-2012, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Eighth Fret View Post
Is the player's side similar to the owners/league side where a handful of players are driving most of the movement?
I try to read between the lines on both.

The current players stance is most in favor of current players and throws the next generation under the bus. This is common through all CBA negotiations in all sports. Not good. They will hit a point of no return on Euro players, particularly Russians.

The owners proposal favors the big guys. Until they get serious about rev share and the cap range, the mid and little guys take it in the neck or hang on by their fingernails.

I do think the NHL proposal throws a lifeline to mid and little, but it is a very slippery line. Good luck hanging on.

If you want fair give the owners a fair collective profit (~5-7%). Accomplish it through splitting gate for all teams and unbalanced distribution of central revenues. On the players side, base pay (plus minor seniority raises) plus performance. Injured players get a time limited average of performance pay when on the sideline. Performance measure is an admixture of TOI plus wins (not points or goals or GAA). Neither side is anywhere near fairness ideals.

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