Everyone gets one ball (Oilers shouldn't IMO), but it's based on number of times a team has made the playoffs or had the #1 overall pick the last 3 seasons IIRC.
That's the truth. The collective board standings lottery predictions is only a system I modeled after the NHL draft's. There's no way of actually telling how likely a team is to make the playoffs without having played a single game. Teams like the SE division winner Hurricanes have a 4% chance to win the Stanley cup (2/48 balls total) Non playoff losers get 2% (1 ball divided by 48 total).
I guess I don't get Tammy's point of view. I love hockey and I love the entertainment it provides me...to the point that nothing comes close to rivaling it. So in no way would I consider NOT going to games as some kind of "punishment" to the NHL. The only person receiving that punishment would be me, ie. not seeing the sport I love.
So if I am reading correctly, tomorrows meeting could determine whether the league begins play within the next 2-3 weeks, or they cancel the games until around Thanksgiving. And it sounds like the latter is more likely.
They won't accept it. Allan Walsh is already tweeting about how the deal is a "transfer" of $1.3B from players to owners over six years....you know, an imaginary transfer of nonexistent money from an expired CBA that no longer exists.
It's obvious players feel entitled to a share far above 50% simply because that's how it was under the last CBA.
Much of the NHLPA's position seems to be based around a grudge over losing a season seven years ago and an expired CBA. They are living in fantasy land if they think they are getting anywhere close to 57% again.
Of course, we are talking about a $3.3B a year league. Losing an entire season would cost players $1.65B under a 50-50 split....over one year. Giving up $1.65B in one year so you don't have to give up $1.3B total over six years is pure retardation and nothing else.
Last edited by impeach estaalo: 10-16-2012 at 12:58 PM.
If true, welcome to PR hell players. 50/50 split is what your average fan considers fair. All momentum generated by a feel good campaign of the players falls flat with a wholesale rejection of this olive branch from ownership. How much more fair does it get than 50/50?
no one should be looking at this as something that will be accepted. there was like 48 moments exactly like today last lockout. the only positive thing that could come of this is the beginning of an actual negotiation.