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11-13-2012, 05:35 PM
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Chubros
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Originally Posted by Proto View Post
Do you work for the league?

The players accepted a deal "linked to HRR" in the last CBA and have made no suggestion they wouldn't in this deal. The only "stumbling block" is that the league immediately wanted to rollback salaries and not honour deals signed by the owners over the last CBA. Period.
They may not have said this outright, but in response to each one of the NHL's offers, the PA has come back with the same de-linked response.

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Originally Posted by Proto View Post
The players have agreed to a 50/50 share of revenues and in their last proposal they guaranteed the split would reach 50/50 by the third year of the deal. This is a huge concession on the part of the PA. Bettman's response to all of this was to say that the league was unwilling to move at all on any of the contract issues.
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This is patently untrue. The only way the players reach 50% of HRR is if the league hits certain growth numbers. Fehr may have used the words 50/50, but not once has the union actually proposed a hard 50/50 split at any point in any of its offers.

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