Mark Recchi's advice to players is to sign CBA now
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11-16-2012, 03:40 PM
Join Date: Nov 2005
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It amuses me how BOTH the owners and players are claiming they 'lost' the last CBA. Clearly someone's lying and since the players were getting a 57-43 share and huge lockout-protected signing bonuses in FA I'd say the players are the ones lying.
The players had a CBA rammed down their gullets, and it was 54% of HRR at the beginning. It only increased as revenue increased. The league wanted this certainty. They defined revenue (HRR),
got a 24% rollback from contracts already on the books,
and the 54% starting point.
So, yes, the league did get everything they wanted.
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