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11-14-2012, 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by NYRFAN218 View Post
This is the issue when I mean linkage. They want their fixed share until revenues grow to make their share 50%. That won't be 50/50 until year 3 at the earliest.
Which is a very, very far cry from delinking the cap. Using that terminology would get you a "mostly false" rating on Politifact Like I said, it's not a difference in what the percentage will be, but rather how and when we are getting there.

Honestly, I think if the NHL said tomorrow that they'll guarantee to pay the players out on the value of the current deals over some seemingly ridiculous amount of time, like 20 years, if the players agree to come down to 50% right away, we'd have an agreement on split immediately. Even if it meant 15% escrow rates up front.

Also, BRF, I think that the negotiations last week were without formal, broad proposals. Rather, they were small, specific ideas that were being tabled and discussed.

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