Lockout discussion thread 2.0
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11-05-2012, 05:11 PM
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Canberra, Australia
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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.
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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