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10-27-2012, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by marcel snapshot View Post
Good post. By condemning Leopold, Jacobs, et. al. for signing those contracts I'm implicitly acknowledging that the players -- especially the top-end guys -- are getting an excessive share of HRR. That's why I'm fine with a graduated reduction to 50% and a cap on contract lengths. And the players seem to be fine with that as well. The problem is the NHL has given no indication that it's willing to accept that type of outcome.
The NHLPA is not interested in a reduction to 50/50. They want to de-link their current contracts and keep them at their current value. They could make over 60% of HRR under their proposals if revenues don't grow by at least 5%.

If the NHLPA kept contracts linked to revenue, we would have hockey on November 2nd. Instead they want to change the system.

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