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11-08-2012, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Hammer79 View Post
The 'make whole' provision coming out of the player's share is meant to divide the players. Both sides are using the divide and conquer strategy.

Lower paid players have less salary to be made whole, while top paid players would lose a lot more. (for example, 10% of $1M is 100K, 10% of $5M is 500K) Coming out of the players share means less HRR to be put towards determining the new cap ceiling for the next season. That affects higher paid players more, since a lower cap means less options and more downward pressure on new contracts.
Who does the "make whole" provision divide? Doesn't this apply to virtually all of the players? They're all under contract as we speak. Maybe it divides the short-term contract players and the long-term contract players, but I can't see the provision being used as a legitimate tactic against the NHLPA.

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