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12-10-2012, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by rdawg1234 View Post
So here are the differences between the two.

PA: 8 year contract limits throughout
NHL: 7 year limits for own RFA or UFA, 5 year to sign another teams UFA.(NBA model, could do sign and trades etc.)

PA: 300 m make whole
NHL 300 m make whole(based on if they accept contracts and such)

PA: one year can be no less than 25% of highest year(this does not fix front loaded contracts) so essentially 10m, 10m, 10m, 5m, 5m, 2.5m is possible.
NHL: 5% variance
^^ This is actually a big difference between the sides.

Looking at this,minus variance, what is the PA making a big fuss about? 7 year limits isn't good enough for most? what, 20 players have more than 7 year contracts?

Yes, maybe the NHL should meet in the middle, but if they dont want to move, why doesnt the PA just accept what they want? it's really not much farther for them to do and I doubt it would affect many players(85-90% would be unaffected by this deal really).
I think the CBA term and the Variance are the big thing, but the NHLPA keeps asking for more and more with every NHL offer.

Essentially, I think it boils down to trust or lack thereof. The players do not trust Gary Bettman. They do not like Gary Bettman. They feel like Bettman is trying to screw them.

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