2012-13 Lockout Discussion Part VIIII: "We're Close" "We're Not Close" Edition
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12-10-2012, 02:25 PM
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Jersey
I think step one towards a solution starts between the owners. Taking from the players won't solve anything long term.
Watching the owners now, they screw each other over at every step. No amnesty buyouts? Cap floor recalculation kicks in at $80m instead of immediately? AHL contracts count against the cap? Huge resistance to increased revenue sharing. They are more concerned about what advantage the other guy has... they would rather cancel a season than fix it. Luxury tax would never go over. Too much money going to the bottom and too much talent to the top.
I think the biggest hurdle is getting the 30 owners agreeing. Trying to get a minimum 23 happy teams is impossible. They can't even compromise. Amnesty buyouts... just the availability, not a mandatory action.
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