2012-13 Lockout Discussion Part XI: The "Please make it stop" edition.
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01-03-2013, 06:27 AM
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: New York
The contract term limits are 6 and 7
The sides have agreed on such major issues as a 50-50 split of hockey-related revenues and a six-year maximum length for new contracts, with a seven-year exception for teams to re-sign their free agents.
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Bruce Garrioch reported the two sides had agreed to contract term limits but he didn't have the terms. The NHL proposed 6 and 7 last week with a 10% variance. Garrioch reported the variance will be 15%-20%.
A source added the NHL has pulled the plug on the pension plan by no longer offering up payments for players and want the players to fund any future shortfall.
The sides are close to a deal on term limits for player contracts and the year-to-year salary variance, which could be in the 15-to-20% range.
The term of the next collective bargaining agreement still has to be agreed upon. The salary cap for the 2013-14 season is also an issue. The players also desire to have at least one exhibition game if there is to be a shortened season this winter.
The players are funding the majority of the pension with the NHL providing some funding as the $50M from the $300M make whole.
The players wanted a $67M cap. Now its $65M. Somewhere between $60M and $65M. Closer to $60M than $65M.
NHL offered 10 and 8 for CBA lenghth. NHLPA offered 8 and 6. NHLPA reportedly wants an opt out after 7. Some reports say the NHLPA will take the 10 and 8 for other concessions.
The NHL doesn't want to play preseason games. The NBA played 2 preseason games. The close rivals played each other. Knicks-Nets.
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