Discussion in 'The Business of Hockey' started by NYRangers, Feb 18, 2005.
Now, updates as we go...
-Everyone thought there would be a deal since everyone could see a finish line (46 mil or so)
-The NHL may go for 45. Bettman would 'discuss it'.
-There will be one last 'kick at it'
-The owners 'have to' move off 42.5
-Meeting is here in NY this weekend
-Philosophical differences are gone. Its all down to dollars (obviously)
-Players will never get a better deal. Maybe even this weekend.
-Next year will be 28-30 mil cap with linkage.
He's just saying stuff we allready knew
-NO fracture in ownership. A clear one in the players.
-If the board (Linden, Gartner, etc) says its a good deal Bob will sign it.
Bettman has CLEARLY insuiated that he can move up SLIGHTLY off $42.5M. How high remains to be seen, but he certainly won't be meeting the PA in the middle at $46M. I think he was hoping the PA had come back on Tuesday at about $47M or below so he could start to haggle. A $46M offer without clause #7 WILL get the NHL to move up, and then we are litterally seperated by less than $2Mil per team. At that point, you better believe something will occur.
At the end of the day, I expect a dollar for dollar luxury tax on team payrolls above $40M up to a cap of $45 mil.
sounds about right.....the owners may throw the NHLPA a bone and agree to a floor of $25 mill [as was in their proposal]
God, if I hear someone else use this phrase one more time...
I'm just joking of course, but it seems anytime anyone talks about all of this, this phrase is used. Listen to anyone these days.
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huh ? where do you see a blog referenced ?
You don't our friend Slats zapped them all