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*Official* CBA Negotiations and Lockout Thread

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This was a fun article from The Score back in September, trying to predict which player each team would choose to sacrifice to the amnesty clause:

http://blogs.thescor...y-clause-exist/

For those curious, they have Ballard for the Canucks. Be sure to check out the entries for Phoenix and Winnipeg for some lulz.

Personally I don't think the Canucks would use it on any current player, but since they have money, I could see them taking a bad contract back from a team that has several in a big trade.

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@reporterchris: I'm told the NHLPA made offers yesterday on both revenue sharing and players' share/make whole. They expect a response from NHL today.

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@RobRossi_Trib: #nhlpa made 2 offers Wednesday

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Oh man, I'm trying to prevent myself from being excited but it's hard. Extremely optimistic about 3 days straight of lengthy talks, plus last weekend. Everyone wanted to lock Bettman/Fehr in a room and see what happens, this is about as close as this gets.

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still not excited...........

:bored:

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There will be the current salary cap 64mil or 70 mil

There will be a 50/50 split on revenue.once the cap reaches 50%

These things were always certain right from the get go.

I have always been hoping for the 5 year max on contracts moving forward . Make it easier to send players down. If they do get a buyout amnesty, that will also be a major coup for the Owners.

But i doubt it. The 5 year max contracts will take care of most of it.

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There's a lot of speculation at the moment that the PA is asking for too much, so don't get too excited yet. Both Owners and PA don't seem to be willing to change their stance at the key issues but least they're still talking at the moment..

Michael Russo ‏@Russostrib

NHL believed PA would go to 50/50 & negotiate "Make Whole." NHLPA instead again countered w proposal that gradually goes to 50/50. Today=big

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I think if the PA would be wise to take the 50/50 , keeping the cap the same but giving other concessions to the owners.

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I think if the PA would be wise to take the 50/50 , keeping the cap the same but giving other concessions to the owners.

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I think if the PA would be wise to take the 50/50 , keeping the cap the same but giving other concessions to the owners.

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How would they do that? The cap is a percentage of the revenue. If revenues stay the same, and you go from 57% to 50%, the cap has to go down.

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the league had proposed "freezing" the cap for the first year at least in order to stop teams from dumping players all over the league.

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So it would be a transitional cap? Maybe they are hoping revenue would increase during the transitional year to cover off the contracts under a lower percentage cap.

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I think any proposed deal based on anticipated increased revenue could be illusionary. The economy is headed for another downturn. Maybe this time the fans will be the ones who walk away. I am not suggesting a boycot I am simply saying the cost of tickets will exceed ability to pay.

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@reporterchris: Five hours and counting for the NHL's CBA meeting.

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Gino Reda said Fehr will be talking to the media soon.. IMO this is a bad thing and there could be a setback to the negotiations?

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How would they do that? The cap is a percentage of the revenue. If revenues stay the same, and you go from 57% to 50%, the cap has to go down.

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^ we've got to pay for Burrows and Edler's new deals some how. That money HAS to come from Ballard/Malholtra.

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hmmm let's see, the players want 50/50 in 3 yrs, the league wants it in the first year ...

jeez, there MUST be some kind of middle ground here, but what could it be??

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This is so exciting, they are finally negotiating, my only question is.. Where was this in August and September?? Was it really necessary to go through all the propaganda that we did to get here? I think not.

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