2012-13 Lockout Discussion Part VIIII: "We're Close" "We're Not Close" Edition
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12-11-2012, 07:57 PM
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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, and that's it. 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.
Thanks for the explanation.
The PAs most recent proposal, in which they dropped to a 50% share, had the fixed dollar payout. It isn't the only proposal they've made and other proposals had delinkage early followed by linkage later. And that proposal pretty clearly conflicted with itself, which means it was designed for a provision to be dropped once the NHL made some movement towards the players. The tactic was transparent.
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