So the NHL has a soft cap now?
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01-06-2013, 05:04 PM
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Regina, SK
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Players won big, I'm impressed.
How so? The players went from 57% to 50%, plus the make whole money that was proposed by the owners back in October. There are now terms limits on contracts where there were none previously and the NHL make back-diving/cap-circumventing contracts a lot more difficult. The revenue sharing was set at $200 million which is also what the NHL proposed in October. The NHL got the 10-year CBA they wanted.
The pension stuff might end up being a big win for the players in the future though, I agree. It seems like both sides got things they wanted.
The 70 million/64 million "soft" cap for the next two years ultimately has no impact on the amount of money given to players as a whole, but rather when the money will be paid out/clawed back.
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