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NHL's Grim New TV Deal

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This will be a significant factor in the NHL's negotiating posture with the NHLPA over the new CBA. What's interesting is that this new deal's scaled down revenue streams could permit the league to cry poverty and pressure the union to accept a salary cap. But the network could opt out of the deal in a short time-frame, leaving the league open to negotiating a more lucrative deal, with a more owner compatible CBA now in place. The plot thickens...

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This will be a significant factor in the NHL's negotiating posture with the NHLPA over the new CBA. What's interesting is that this new deal's scaled down revenue streams could permit the league to cry poverty and pressure the union to accept a salary cap. But the network could opt out of the deal in a short time-frame, leaving the league open to negotiating a more lucrative deal, with a more owner compatible CBA now in place. The plot thickens...
I guarantee that if there is a salary cap, it will be a flexible one... i.e. not a fixed $50 mil, but one that will rise and fall as a % of league revenue.

The lawyers for the players union aren't stupid, if they do eventually accept a cap, that will be one of the players conditions.

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Right, dawgbone.

I think the first step into delving into CBA talks is to realize that it isn't just the NHLPA that are talking out of their *****. Both sides are talking out of both sides of their mouth.

I honestly feel that the NHL would be thrilled with a $50 million dollar cap, and the NHLPA would likely accept it as well, so long as they got the UFA age down to 28 or 29 years of age.

Without a doubt, expect the NHL to sacrifice RFA status for a salary cap, or at least, a heavy luxery tax.

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Without a doubt, expect the NHL to sacrifice RFA status for a salary cap, or at least, a heavy luxery tax.
This assumes that: a) either the NHLPA projects that increased labour mobility will cause salaries to escalate after after the new CBA shakes things out (maybe it won't if players decide to sign longer term deals for some salary security) or b) that the Have clubs will be outnumbered by the Have Not clubs, and a luxury tax would be foisted on the Have clubs as a cost of doing business with small market franchises (in which case why stay in the NHL when you could start a Premier League kind of system with the top few wealthy teams?).

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