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12-31-2012, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by steviek3b View Post
This is only my opinion on it, so please don't bash it.

The NFL and NBA had their deals last year. They were somewhere between 8 and 10 years. That means they will expire around 2020.

I don't think the NHLPA wants to fall into the same problem they are in now. Basically, the NBA and NFL are at 50/50 now. Those unions are not that strong, meaning they are not baseball.

If the NHL agreement ends before the NBA and NFL agreements and then NHL is doing well 6-7 years from now, it gives more power to the players.

If the NBA and NFL agreements end before the NHL and the NBA and NFL agree to 45% for players and 55% for owners, that sets a precedent in sports. Then the NHL owners can come in and say "look what the NBA and NFL got...NHL should be the same way".

Again, this is just my opinion. Would the NHL and NHLPA be headed towards 50/50 if the NBA and NFL weren't already there? Maybe...but then again, maybe not.
thats a really good way at looking at things. why have your CBA expire after the industry standard could be re-set again?

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