So is everybody just ignoring the elephant in the room or what? I guarantee it's the turd franchises like Phoenix, Dallas, and the Islanders pushing hard for a lower cap with no salary rollbacks just to avoid having to go over the floor. When are the other owners just going to come out say it that the league needs to contract or send some of the teams north of the border to more prominent hockey markets? I would be more than happy seeing 10+ teams in Canadian markets if it meant the league not having to support failed sun belt teams. It's almost mind boggling with how league revenue has grown in the past ten years to propose that low of a cap, especially with no rollbacks.
Kish, I had a chance to see both press conferences, they are on nhl.com
gary bettman still sounds like he normally does, a pile of crap.
however Fehr's conference, was more insightful.
the highlight was he stated, that he is getting the club by club info tonight at some time reguarding the HRR.
so he will finally be able to see and make a make the needed modifications prior to submitting there counter proposal which i hope is tomorrow, he said at worst friday.
Fehr really broke it all down and did a nice job explaning.
I think a deal is going to happen, but it will be next week.
that is my overall gut.
Bettman got flustered by the question about the sense of entitlement..
I've said for the past few years that the problem with bettman when he talks is that his speeches are impersonal and come off like they are lectures.. He refuses to make eye contact and rushes through everything too quickly..
Both sides look like they are not getting much sleep
Fehr usually gives better interviews since he goes more into the details than bettman does, which a lot of people like. And he is a better public speaker overall..
I'm hoping we hear their counter proposal tomorrow afternoon