Lockout Discussion Thread 3.0
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11-30-2012, 04:59 PM
Join Date: May 2004
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No I never said an owner can cut the salaries just because he feels like it. I said it based on the 50-50 revenue. I didn't think I actually had to explain this to you.
Actually it's not like that at all.
The CBA came to an end. When that happens, all contracts are void until the signing of a new one.
Players are getting zero dollars other than signing bonuses.
Salary reduction is not uncommon btw.
If this were true, why would any owner sign a contract that goes beyond the CBA? If that were really true, all players should no longer be on contract at the end of a CBA, but that's not the case, there were players signed the day before the lockout and you're telling me that those agreements are now void and can be changed to whatever the new CBA entails because the owners feel like it? Believe me I would be ridiculously pissed off if I just signed a contract and the next day my boss is telling me that the contract is now going to be reduced in dollar amount.
And what I'm saying above here is NOT going against the phase in of a 50/50 split! I think that the players are what makes the NHL not the owners, so maybe a greater than 50% of HRR is deserved, maybe not, but that's not the argument here.
I don't disagree with Drydenwasthebest's point of view of yes the players will make big steps in the future as the game grows, and hopefully it does grow, BUT the same can be said about the owners, if the players are making more so are the owners! Why is it unreasonable to uphold the contracts that the players have signed?
The make whole provision that is being negotiated at this point is the pool of money that is there to uphold these contracts, and it's just a matter of when 50/50 of HRR is achieved.
And note here that just because there is a 50/50 split of HRR doesn't mean it's actually 50/50 of everything, it depends on the definition of HRR which I quite frankly know very little about.
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