Come Up With Creative Ways to Bridge the Gap

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  1. Cloned

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    I thought I'd make this a thread (originally posted elsewhere). Anyone with creative ideas to bridge that gap? Here's mine:

    • 42.5 M cap with two exceptions per team over the 6 year term to go 5% over at 150% taxation rate; 25 M salary floor
    • 42.5 M cap in the first two years, 45 million in years 3 and 4, 47 million in years 5 and 6; increase luxury tax rates accordingly; no salary floor
    • Soft cap at 40 M; hard cap at 50 M; luxury tax at 300% between 40 and 50 M; no salary floor
    I don't know. Am I way off base here with these suggestions? :dunno:

    Your suggestions?
     
  2. MasterD

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    Owners: 42.5
    Players: 49

    Creative way to bridge the gap: (42.5+49)/2 = 45.75

    There we go, 45.75 millions cap, Next!
     
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    Charity bracelets and bake sales. I hear Mrs. Chelios makes a mean oatmeal cookie.
     
  4. me2

    me2 Calling out the crap

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    sell advertising space on the players uniforms. McCabe's jumper would be worth at least $3m a year to Mastercard.
    I can see it now....

    Hockey team $250m
    Payroll $40m
    Star player $6m
    Watching Brian McCabe play under a cap "Priceless".
     
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    :lol: :lol Post of the day. (Well, post of yesterday, today could be reserving a lot for us)
     
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    Good one I nearly peeed my self after i read this! :joker:
     
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    take the NHLPA cap at 49
    throw in one more luxury tax threshold at the NHLs cap number of 42.5
    signed, sealed, delivered
     
  8. likea

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    why doesn't the NHLPA accept the 42.5 million offer only if a floor is put in place at 32 million

    so instead of a floor at 25 million or no floor at all they raise the floor by 7 million....
     
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    Hard Cap of 46.5 million

    35-40 million-25% tax
    40-42.5 million-50% tax
    42.5-ceiling-100% tax


    Maximum a player can earn-6.5 million
     
  10. GKJ

    GKJ Global Moderator

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    Start a tax at $44.7M. If the owners don't like it you don't have to spend that much.
     
  11. Mess

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    Serenity NOW .... Serenity NOW
     
  12. p.l.f.

    p.l.f. use the force

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    their reputations are at stake here
    theyve both sent each other their final offers.

    surely we cant have either one of them eat their words and make another counter-proposal

    the reputation of these two gentlemen is far more important than saving the season
     
  13. R0CKET

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    Hey...here's an idea.

    Just bump Mikey Mo's pooch down to maybe the midline chow and buy, say, 1/2 of the rookie decapitaion twigs for Billy G this year.

    That by itself might get the job done?!
     
  14. MarkZackKarl

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    Killing Gary Bettman could go a long way...
     
  15. p.l.f.

    p.l.f. use the force

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    how about making it 49 million the first 3 yrs but with player rollbacks the first three yrs
    then down to 42.5 million after that

    its only a 5 yr deal anyway
     
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    :lol

    Im with you!
     
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