I haven't seen all the details, but I'm not getting too excited yet. On the surface a 50/50 seems fair, but it the 2 sides can't agree upon a definition for "hockey related revenue" it's meaningless.
Exactly. That's what's worrying me. The NHL may have made a "50/50" offer because they know (from their focus group research) that that sounds fair to most fans, but if they also redefined HRR it could actually mean players are getting much, much less. Frankly, it could be that the NHL is banking on the ignorance of most fans when it comes to HRR, thinking that we will hear that they offered a 50/50 split (which the educated fan knows includes deductions for many costs BEFORE the players' share is determined so in reality players would actually get less than 50% even without a redefinition of HRR) and think players would just be greedy to reject it when in reality the offer redefined HRR to the point that players get closer to 40%. I hope that's not the case, but given the fact that they hired a propaganda specialist to do research in how to sell this lockout to the fans, it's hard to take them at face value.