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11-15-2012, 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by NYRFAN218 View Post
The players are getting two years guaranteed under the NHL's make whole. I don't remember the numbers off the top of my head but $140-150 million was to cover year one with another $60-70 million to cover year two. That plus two percent interest. The proposal was made with the belief that revenues would rise enough to cover the rest of the deals at 50/50 year three and beyond.

I really have no clue where the PA is getting the $600 million number from. The only thing I can guess is they want every single contract covered in its entire duration.
You summed up the owners Make Whole proposal nicely.

With regards to the 600M, I think it's a negotiating tactic. Just like the owners asking for 5 year max length and 28/8 UFA status. Both sides are planting goalposts in the ground and asking for concessions in order to move closer to the other side.

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