LeBrun: NHL made new offer to NHLPA on Thursday (12/27)
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12-28-2012, 09:56 PM
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Then you need to petition the NHLPA to argue to decrease the minimum salary floor.
It doesn't need to be changed. This is a PA choice they've made - they've decided to spread the wealth - revenue share amongst themselves - and there's nothing wrong with them making that choice. Just like there would be nothing wrong with the owners doing the same amongst themselves.
The league, for obvious reasons, does what it can to encourage this.
I think, however, there are signs the big boys are starting to wake up to their actual worth. Anybody doubting how dependent Pittsburgh is on Crosby and Malkin for revenue only has to compare the before and after numbers. Those guys are paid a pittance compared to what they do for the franchise.