Bob McKenzie: NHL doesn't need max contract length
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11-11-2012, 11:53 PM
Smith - Alfie
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And the PA has done nothing to help better the league. They can't... because the only real solution that will fix this long term means them taking a major hit on their share of HRR (median vs average revenue for HRR). The PA has a chance to mitigate their losses, however that means they actually have to start negotiating... something they haven't done to date. They really have no one to blame but themselves, and when this is eventually all said and done, will still come out as the losers due to the money they've already lost and will never recover.
League could have solved this mostly internally. Get the biggest franchises to pay significantly more into the revenue sharing pot.
Instead, the league (fairly understandably) wanted to maximize their shares of revenues by putting the onus on the players to contribute significantly.
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