Suter Calls Out Leipold re: Contract Roll Backs
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10-27-2012, 03:11 PM
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That's what it is now, but the NHLPA made them shoot in the dark with their first offer because there was no dialog between the two sides. The owners were afraid of what Fehr was going to do, they were worried that he was going after the cap and they were right. They had to send a crap first offer to set the bar really low.
If the NHLPA had made an equally ridiculous offer based on the linkage, the two sides would have negotiated and we would all be watching NHL hockey right now.
Instead, Fehr went after escrow and was only willing to give some percentage back if the revenues continued to grow at record rates. He never offered really dollars, only a potential percentage. Getting rid of escrow is the first step in eliminating the cap system.
Sorry, but perhaps you weren't paying attention. As soon as the NFL and NBA (who also use the Proskauer Rose firm) got their 50/50, you knew this was coming.
On the other matters, Gary has been quoted so it was pretty clear what he was going to target beyond the share rate. He tried to get the non-NHL playing contracts in the last CBA, but let that one go.
(Noting also that re-entry waivers is on their proposed list this time, not really sure what to make of why the owners want that...another point to limit player movement?)
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