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11-12-2012, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by aceface33 View Post
Well if this article from the New York Times is correct:

The only significant thing separating the sides at this point is contracting issues. If that's the case, I can't see a deal taking too much longer.
I can see some give and take occurring.
e.g., a 5-yr league-proposed contract term limit ratcheting up a year or more, in exchange for an older UFA age.

Both sides must have statistics on the average deviation of a player's performance vs. their career median as f(age), studied as the total variance in performance is blocked / controlled for injury, trade between clubs, etc.

I can see the NHLPA asking some limited unfettering and/or grandfathering of contracts under past CBA, especially if the UFA age / service is pushed out.

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