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01-04-2013, 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted by cbcwpg View Post

sources tell TSN that seven or eight unresolved issues remain, the three most meaningful ones being the second-year cap number, the length of player contacts and the players' pension.

Just 7 or 8 issues to hammer out..... And they are all going to be resolved in the next week? Just don't see it.
With the possible exception regarding pensions, there are really no big differences. The cap number has really no real effects because it's going to be balanced through escrow anyway. PA's 65M cap means bigger escrow payments, NHL's 60M cap means smaller escrows (and more buy-outs but the effect of those is marginal).

Length of contract is at the moment NHL's 6/7y vs. PA's 8 years, anyone willing to bet that they agree on 7/8y (with players already in system getting max 8y and FA's 7y)?

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