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11-03-2012, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by SJeasy View Post
This is what leads me to believe that he is going after the cap.

I do wonder about plan B myself because I don't think he will get the NHL far enough off linkage myself. I also wonder just how united the players are. Will they break at one year like the last time? Shorter? Longer?
He has been "going after the cap" the whole time. If they kept everything in the last CBA identical except threw away the cap ceiling and floor then the players would have received the exact same amount of $ at the end of the day. With huge escrow clawbacks of course.

The cap proper is much less important than the linked % of HRR enforced via the escrow process. I note all the PA proposals have attempted to soften or delink the % of HRR for the majority of the new CBA.

That's the real core issue. The cap itself is secondary, helping to keep the salaries from straying too far from the HRR %.

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