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12-06-2012, 12:03 PM
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Dr. Fire
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From Puck Daddy:

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The owners upped their so-called "make-whole" offer to $300 million -- up from $211 million, finding middle ground with the $393 million the players proposed previously. But that was tied to a 10-year collective bargaining agreement (with an out at eight years). The players haven't wanted to go longer than five years.

The owners also backed off on some contracting demands, keeping arbitration and free agency eligibility as it was in the last CBA. But they kept insisting on term limits -- five years, or seven if a team re-signs its own player -- and five-percent limit on salary variance to stop back-diving, cap-circumventing deals. The players have not wanted term limits, and they have their own proposal addressing cap circumvention in which a team's cap advantage is becomes a penalty if a player retires before his contract runs out.
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But the real danger is this: The players have gotten the owners to back off, and the rope-a-dope strategy has been effective. But if they keep ticking off the owners who came to make a deal, it could backfire. We could have another breakdown, another delay.
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-pu..._ylv=3#more-id

I also agree with a previous article from Puck daddy that the vast majority of fans, and corporate sponsors want the NHL contract of 10 years with the 8 year opt out. This is one that I think the players should agree to. They will be looked at as the bad guys on this issue.

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