2012-13 Lockout Discussion Part VIIII: "We're Close" "We're Not Close" Edition
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12-08-2012, 07:00 AM
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Jersey
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Peel away the BS. They are close to a deal. Bettman is pissed about compromising on some more issues. Fehr knows he will have to give some more. Term limits. CBA term length. Compliance issues. PA wants an easier transition. NHL has proposed a $60M cap for 13-14. No compliance buyouts. Players in the AHL counting against the cap. The NHL brass and some owners are intent on punishing the big market teams but they want those teams $ in increased revenue sharing.
Seems like the PA went to bat for teams on some issues this time around. Tried to fix the cap floor, revenue sharing... small franchise help. Now he is going after the buyout and still has to settle the AHL salary issue... big team help.
I know that all of it impacts the players positively, I'm not naive. But should revenue sharing be such a battle? Teams are allegedly worse off after your last cba, this at the least needs to be fixed equally by both sides.
The big teams stepped up ultimately. Don't screw the over now. It's like they capitulated on revenue sharing and the small teams said gee thanks, what else? They can't even compromise with each other and make this an easy transition.
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