It's been a great few weeks minus the meltdown by Canada against the USA. awhile back I speculated that the start of the WJC would begin our hockey season and today that has come true. Scheifele took strides forward in this years WJC and Trouba won the gold and the best D man in the Tourney and seems to have caught the fancy of pretty much every hockey fan with a pulse.
Like others have said its good to put this behind us and move forward. Can't wait to see the real schedule and devide up tickets.
NFL playoffs are in full swing......I feel alive today!!
was unaware of the progress last night due to losing my smartphone at canadian tire. pretty excited to see this news. any deets on the agreement
Here's a decent summary from Crease over on the BoH
Originally Posted by Crease
That's...surprising. So the higher of 64.3 or 50% starting in Year 3? Fehr did a nice job with that IMO.
What we know so far:
Y1: 60M ceiling but teams can spend up to $70.2M, 44M floor
Y2: 64.3M ceiling, 44M floor
Y3 - Y10: The higher of 64.3M or 50% (according to Bruce Arthur)
No cap on escrow
7 year max or 8 years if re-signing with same team.
35% variance year-over-year
50% variance between highest and lowest year of contract
Teams may not walk away from award unless award is at least 3.5M (Clarke MacArthur Clause)
$200M with $60M "growth fund"
2 per team next season, counting against players' share of HRR
Brendan Shanahan is still the first judge; the appeals will still go through Commissioner Gary Bettman; but for suspensions of six or more games, a "neutral third party will decide if necessary."
10 year CBA with mutual opt-out clauses after 8 years
Realignment pushed down the road, no decision made for this or next season
Olympic participation will be settled on a future date outside of CBA framework
That's about all the details we have at this point. I am trying to find about that re-alignment thing, it doesn't make any sense to me to leave the Jets in the Southeast for 2 more years...