Lockout VII: I've walked for miles, my feet are hurting
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01-05-2013, 12:46 PM
Join Date: Jun 2010
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Do people really not understand why the players AND owners are fighting over $60 and $65M?
It's not about the money made next year.
it's about every single UFA and RFA who will be a free agent this offseason.
If every team has $5M less, that puts a clamp on the market.
That reduces the contracts everyone agrees to.
Now, with escrow, that's all anyone gets NEXT YEAR>
Say you sign a 3-year, $1.2m per year deal instead of a 3 year 1.7M per year deal because of the $5M reduction in the cap.
Year one might be a wash because of escrow. But you lose in year 2 and year 3..
Say you're a superstar.
you're looking for a 6 year, $48M... how huge is the difference between $60M and $65M in your market
If this issue didn't matter, as some people want to pretend, then why is the NHL fighting it?
The players would rather every player sacrifice in escrow and maintain the market for next year's UFAs.. the actual HRR will catch up in 2-3 years.
Do people not understand why the owners want to drop the players share of revenue and keep a lid on salaries so they can make a return on their investment.
This is not the issue holding up the CBA since most teams will not be close to the cap anyways be it 60 million or 65 million. The reason we do not have a deal is because of the pensions. The pension demands by the PA will result in the season being cancelled if they do not give in.
The PA will give in eventually, the only question is whether they will give in to save a partial season or lose the entire season and possibly much more.
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