Again this is classic Fehr. He got his panties in a wad over language changes over HRR? He had the entire document a week ago and didn't notice it? Come on. He held this info so he could get all mad and rally his troops because some were mad he did not decertify.
The league then changed it back to how he wanted and yet he is still saying the NHL tried to pull a fast one. IMO he will continue to make a mountain out of a molehill until the season is gone. He doesn't want a season!
OK, I decided to get off my butt and pursue this. I just called Anaheim Ice and a nice lady told me the following:
1. The practices are usually open to the public but the players can ask for them to be closed.
2. Practices are sometimes scheduled ahead of time and sometimes last minute (as in they call that morning to book).
3. Scheduled practices are occasionally canceled at the last minute as well.
4. The rink always keeps a slot available for the players every day. This allows for their ability to have a last minute, previously unplanned, practice.
And, as of this minute, there is a practice scheduled Monday from 10:30 - 12:00. If something doesn't come up I may try to get over there. The lady did suggest calling first to make sure they haven't cancelled.
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So some traction happened today. It looks like the NHL came up to 62.5 mil cap from 60 mil cap in year 2. The players countered at 64.3 from 65. Way to go players. Meet the NHL right in the middle....oh wait.
Man the players sure dont want to give anything. They just take what the NHL offers and ask for more. Classic Fehr.
What is cap next year? I've avoid all hockey discussions altogether aside from convos with bobby. Does this benefit the Ducks? Dumb it down for me guys
I think the cap will be staying at the $69M mark or whatever it is this year although I'm not 100% sure of that. There are still a ton of details to come but the 7/8 year deals definitely benefits the Ducks (as far as Getzlaf and Perry go at least) because teams won't be able to circumvent the cap as easily and I assume the year to year contract variance will have been addressed also.
The main thing that will benefit the Ducks is the new revenue sharing system. Under the old system we didn't qualify for revenue sharing but the new system should address that.
The Ducks are definitely better off than under the old CBA but that being said it still could have been better if the owners had of gotten a few more things they wanted.
Originally Posted by mightyquack
Don't mind that cap too much at all.
It's coming down in 13-14 isn't it?
EDIT: Apparently 10 year deal with an opt out clause of 8 years
Ah yeah, that's what I meant. Thanks for correcting me.
Yeah I don't think Ryan will be dealt anymore. I do expect a few (probably minor) changes to our roster before the season starts as there will prob be a few buyouts exercised straight away and there were quite a few UFAs left when the lockout began.
I'm assuming Rakell and Gibson will be at training camp? McKenzie mentioned sometime back in October that two CHLers can be called up for training camp once it begins or something? What a few weeks those two would have..