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01-01-2013, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
I'm not sure defining a % of salaries necessarily increases the. portion paid. According to the NHL pre-salary cap the league paid a much higher percentage of revenues than after the cap was instituted.

I also understand the players ' perspective as well. I don't understand why fans just expect them to reduce their portion and players ' actual salaries just because the owners want to pay less.

I also understand a lot of teams are not profitable and its reasonable to believe something needs to be done. I heard Jimmy Devellano say the Red Wings lose money if they don't reach the second round of the playoffs. That is a problem, albeit a different problem.

That was the Wings position during the last lockout. I don't believe it applies to their situation under the current CBA, tbh.

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