2012-13 Lockout Discussion Part VIIII: "We're Close" "We're Not Close" Edition
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12-11-2012, 07:54 PM
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What's your point? The setting of the cap is what drives spending. A bunch of the PAs various proposals have had a delinked cap with a linked share. It's the same thing.
The PA proposed $ payout be fixed regardless of what revenues come in at. Share as a % could be anything. They would get $1.8-$1.9B (forget what their last proposal was) regardless of what revenue actualized at.
NHL proposed a $60M cap to set team spending guidelines; all the $60M cap does is decide how teams can allocate money up front. With a share that is a fixed % the actual amount paid to players will always be 50% but the $ can fluctuate. If each team spends $50M ($1.5B) but actual revenue comes in at $3.4B, the players real share will be $1.7M and the players will collect $200M prorated out.
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