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11-21-2012, 12:21 AM
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Originally Posted by LyricalLyricist View Post
You realize NHL was okay with health and pension issues right?
It's a concession they agreed to some time back. The owners tolerate the expense for the time being.

Originally Posted by LyricalLyricist View Post
Also, the AHL salary surpassing X dollar is a NHL move, not an NHLPA one. NHLPA doesn't like it at all.
1) It's better for the game.
2) AHL salaries will no longer be subtracted from HRR.
3) This makes it less likely that slumping players like Redden and Sourray will be sent down to the AHL. It increases job security. It also means that if they are sent down to the AHL, they can be sent back up, as re-entry waivers are eliminated.

"The brig" is no longer a permanent sentence, and it is a less attractive sentence.

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