Bob McKenzie: NHL doesn't need max contract length
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11-11-2012, 11:03 PM
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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.
Mostly internally? So what would they have needed from the PA?
However asking the NHL to foot the entire bill, would amount to something like a 50% tax (or more) on those team's profits. That's not realistic, and the league (rightly so) would never agree to it.
I have no issues with the league pumping in a bunch of RS money - in fact I think it should be closer to 20-30% instead of the 6.5% the NHL proposed. However they need some things from the PA... starting with a lower split.
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