ESPN *Did* Report Deal Was Done... Now Softened

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  1. Doctor Zoidberg

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    Too many reports!

    This one says yes, that one says no.

    :help: :dunno:
     
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    no it doesn't
     
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    No what doesn't? If you read this article and not just the headline, they report that a deal has been reached.
     
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    *reads article*

    no it doesn't
     
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    I was just going to say that. It is basically the same report as has been all over the place. It also seems to imply in one place, ominously, that even if a deal is reached a season may not happen until next year. Reading between the lines, it seems if anything a figure, $45 million, may have been agreed to in principle (several deny this as well, including the NHLPA), but lots of other details remain to work out. Nothing at all about that clause #7, revenue sharing, what happens if a certain number of teams hit $45 Million (if anything), a luxury tax, a floor, etc, etc.
     
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    Reilly, ever get a gut feeling in your life and run with it? I mean what is yours telling you right now? Because mine told me this was happening this morning, forget about now.

    What else are you looking for?
     
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    I'm looking for the ESPN article that says it's a "done deal". :dunno:
     
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    Might want to read the article again, bro.

    "an agreement in principle with a $45 million salary cap IS IN PLACE, confirms ESPN The Magazine's EJ Hradek."

    What about that don't you understand?
     
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    "an agreement in principle with a $45 million salary cap IS IN PLACE, confirms ESPN The Magazine's EJ Hradek."

    Get out your glasses, gramps.

    EJ Hradek does NOT work at the Hockey News. This is a second source.
     
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    Why the hell ESPN of all people? Just wondering...
     
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    I really don't think this article goes any further than THN's did. Hradek picking it up is important, but I have doubts as to him confirming through his own second-party sources.
     
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    It does it was CONFIRMED by EJ.
     
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    Hey, if I am destined to burn in hell anyways for it, why not use it? . . . Good seeing you again btw.
     
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    "Agreement in principle" does not equal "done deal". Sorry.
     
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    Actually, it does... in a way.
     
  18. You, too.

    With Lou posting in this thread, it's like 'Old Home Week' for the political forum.
     
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    considering neither side has confirmed it, no it doesn't. Yeah, if the PA and the NHL came out and said "We have a deal in principle" then yeah I suppose it's a done deal then.
     
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    No, it does not. They could have in theory have agreed in principle to the $45 million figure . . . and that article aslo has quotes from sources such as the NHLPA that deny that as well . . . but for arguments sake, let us say for this moment the agreement in principle at $45 million is real. If the other details, luxury tax, floor, caluse #7, and on and on and on are still left, how in hell is it a 'done deal'?
     
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    hooray, smart people!
     
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    I started out on the hockey forum. I only drifted over to politics when you all nominated a communist to be your standard bearer . . . ;)
     
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    It does too. It's a deal in principle, but that deal in principle is done. Anyway, ESPN has altered their story. No longer does it say EJ Hradek confirms there is a deal in principle. This is not good news.
     
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    Well from what I read, correct me if I'm wrong it says "deal that includes a $45 mill cap" Meaning, the rest is also agreed to in principal.
     
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    How did they alter it? By removing the tag at the bottom of the screen? They do that.
     
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