We'll Meet Again, Don't Know Where, Don't Know When (CBA/Lockout) XXVII
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11-14-2012, 04:38 PM
Join Date: Mar 2007
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Players can get cut anytime, which is why NFL contracts are front loaded and come with big signing bonuses (which are 100% guaranteed). Now many of these contracts have a majority of the yearly salary guaranteed as well.
So once again, how did the NFLPA get screwed more than the NHLPA?
The NHL gets paid a higher percentage of revenues than NFL players do, and NHL players have guaranteed contracts.
And it's a lot harder to justify missing games in the NFL for players because their careers and earning potential are even shorter than in the NHL, and owners of NFL teams are also more desperate to play because there's more money on the line and NFL teams aren't losing money hand over fist thanks to having actual revenue sharing.
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