Lockout Thread II
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12-03-2012, 12:57 AM
Join Date: Feb 2006
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The fact is, we currently have no NHL hockey for a couple reasons. First, the owners were unable to control themselves and their general managers, and allowed salaries to inflate to all time highs. Second, the owners who make all the money do not want to share with the owners who are in tough markets. So, they are trying to make that up by trying to squeeze every last drop out of the players', banking on the fact that the longer this goes, at some point they will cave in to all their demands. They do not care about the fans. They are assuming we will all magically forget after this is all over. Guess we will see about that.
1)Do not understand that the NHL had to hand over the exact same amount of compensation to the players NO MATTER WHAT under the old CBA.
Think about this. It did not matter if every single team was at the floor (a minimum by the way, which FORCED teams to spend). Let's say the league did that. Every single team is at the floor. The cap is calculated so that the mid-point is the projection for the players percentage. IE, the projection that if every team spent exactly the mid-point, the players would get 57%. Now in our little thought game, every single team does not spend a cent above the floor. Now what happens is that at the end of the season, the league and PA tally the money up. Let's say projections were bang on. Oh no, the league only paid out 48-50% whatever, but it's clearly going to be below 57%. The league was then REQUIRED BY THE CBA to cut a check to each player proportional to what they made (as in Kopitar gets more than Westgarth by percentage) so that the players got their 57%. The league WAS FORCED BY THE CBA to spend money. It wasn't the owners or the GM's not controlling themselves, it was BUILT RIGHT INTO THE CBA.
2)We've been over this. League has already agreed to the PA's revenue sharing plan (well ok 95%, if you want to harp on that small difference that remains fine, it but it amounts to very little). This is being improved upon.
The real issue behind this is that both sides are too bogged down in numbers to see the forest through the trees. They are so concerning with cents, they are watching dollars slip away. Both sides need to wake up and smell the coffee. BOTH SIDES.
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