No surprise Fehr wants the NHL to honor the contracts past 2 years. The make whole was for 2 years. Fehr dropped his demands by $200M. He wanted $590M. Now its $390M. From: @mirtle
Sent: Nov 21, 2012 10:50a
Last month, NHLPA listed $592-million they wanted made whole over the next five years: $231-mil in Year 1, then $162m, $97m, $65m, $37m
Where does everything stand in terms of the "make whole" in regards to linked vs de linked system?
In other words, has the NHLPA come off their ludicrous demans of having owners play the full $1.8B plus interest) this season regardless of how many games are played or what HRR winds up being?
I don't see any possible deal being made that guarantees players the money they would have earned this season.
If they play 2/3 of the season, than perhaps there is a way NHL will pay players the full 2/3 of their salary owed, but if players are insisting on full face value of contracts there cannot possibly be a deal.
Have we gotten beyond that and I missed it somewhere?
This rumor was never founded. The PA expects their cut to be prorated based on games. Their numbers were for a full share simply for ease in accounting.
I don't want to come off as an authority, so if it at one time was a union demand i apologize. I have read that at this time the union expects a pro rated salary this season.
Think Gary might dismiss this as another negotiating tactic. I don't know if it would make sense, but I could see Gary coming out and saying that they still believe the two sides aren't seeing eye to eye. Especially with the PA coming out saying this is as good as it's going to get.
Could just be my over-pessimism though. I've bought into there being no hockey this season to avoid the disappointment if/when that does happen.
An integral part of the players’ proposal is $391-million in “make whole” money over the five years, which is substantially more than the $211-million the owners last had on the table but less than the $592-million the NHLPA had previously asked for.
“About as good as we can do,” Fehr told reporters in attendance.
Does that mean they have to agree up to the comma?