Transition rules in 2013 CBA - speculation
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12-30-2012, 10:20 AM
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Grange thinks the $60 mil cap could be challenged by the PA and Kyproes in this clip is going on about it as well.
If and when the NHLPA makes its counter-offer to the league after digesting the NHL's 300-page proposal that arrived in the union's inbox on Thursday night don't be surprised if they look for a higher cap in 2013-14 than the $60 million the league wants.
But that might just be delaying the pain.
However Eric Duhatschuk says that only once has the cap been above $60 mil,which was last year, so its not as though it would take them back decades.
Right now, the NHL is prepared to play out the 2013-14 season at the level it was set last summer – $70.2-million – but then wants it rolled back to $60-million for 2014-15, at which point the two sides will divide overall revenue at 50-50.
It may sound draconian on the surface, until one realizes that the NHL has only ever played one season with a salary cap above $60-million anyway – and that was last year, when it was set at $64.3-million.
Regarding term length:
Effectively, term lengths for eight years or beyond is a negotiating point that affects about 2 per cent of the NHLPA membership
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