CBA Talk II: Shut up and give me YOUR money!
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11-13-2012, 07:13 PM
Join Date: Jan 2010
Originally Posted by
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.
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.
Well, if you live in some magic dreamland where the NHL is not going to meet very modest 5% growth projections in the next 5-10 years, sure. But most of us understand that the league grew at nearly 8% during the largest American recession in over 80 years.
Not only that, but Fehr is even willing to use the league's hilariously understated growth projections for the purposes of making this deal. They're also still linking the cap to HRR -- they're just quibbling about how quickly you get to 50%.
The argument the league is making and that you are furthering is astoundingly cynical; it doesn't stand the smell test. It's BS posturing. Frankly, my opinion of the league has plunged to a new low, and I could care less if they have a season at this point.
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