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11-20-2012, 01:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Riche16 View Post
"Hey the NHL is paying their players 57%

The NHL is absolutely NOT paying 57% in salaries. The cap was set at 57%, but not a single team has ever reached that cap because it would mean no room for a team to maneuver in calling up players. So even the most free-spending teams still leave a couple million in available cap space, which is 4-5% of the cap. So even the highest-spending teams actually spend no more than 52-53% on salaries.

Then there are a whole bunch of teams that don't come close to the cap. The floor is 43% and there are plenty of teams close to the floor.

All in all, under the old agreement, less than 50% was paid off in salaries.

This whole BS that the league is offering a 50-50 split because they offered a 50% cap is nothing more than a PR trick meant to confuse people who are bad at math and/or logic.

If the cap will be dropped to 50%, the reality will be that the owners will be getting almost 60% of the revenue and the players will get slightly above 40%.

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