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11-05-2012, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Kriss E View Post
But don't the players want to keep their current contracts? Which ends up not being a 50-50 split?
The CBA would have to converge to a 50/50 split due to the fact the owners signed those contracts. A switch to 50/50 overnight is equivalent to the owners reneging on signed contracts, which is unacceptable.

The last three offers from the players had the convergence in 1, 3, or 5 years. The NHL's official reason for not signing them is that those deals relied on optimistic revenue growth projections, of I think 5%/year but it might be another number. We'll see what the final deal looks like.

ETA: They could just agree to keep the cap flat until revenues grow sufficiently for payroll to be fixed at 50/50, without it being a fixed number of years.

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