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11-17-2012, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by KingBogo View Post
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I agree with you the owners didn't all they wanted last, but they got their 2 biggest priorities...lingage and a hard salary cap.

For this thing to get settled the owners will again need to get their # 1 priority...50/50 HRR with continued linkage and without some crazy minded the owners have to pay for all the damages of a lockout. IMO the owners will eventually give on most contract rights issues, except for the 5% varience on contracts which is their main need.
Yes, they got the basic concepts they wanted but the actual % is just as important as the concept of linkage.

I agree with you on the rest, I don't think the NHL really cares about the contract limitations that much, as long as they get the true 50/50 split.

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