Just A Matter Of Time???

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  1. Nielson81

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    Hey Guys,

    With both sides finally appearing willing to sacrifice some stuff.....it has to be just a matter of time before the NHL and NHLPA sign a deal. Like I read in an article earlier today "They are too close, not to sign a deal"

    I'm assuming a cap of 45-47 million will be put in place with Luxury Tax kicking in from 39-44.9 Million.

    Either way I would be shocked if some sort of agreement isn't in place by Thursday night....and the season started on March 1st.

    Just my thoughts....but they make sense, I think.

    Unbiased Canadian
     
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    Dude its ok. This is the miracle that was needed for a deal to get done. When they are actually speaking the same language, its too close for them to break off without a deal and no season. Right now its all about numbers. The NHLPA said they will negotiate their 52 mil cap if the NHL has a juicy revenue sharing program.

    This is all but done, IMHO. This is the most optimistic I've been throughout the lockout. :yo: :yo: :yo: :handclap: :handclap:
     
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    ESPN took the part about cancellation off their ticker. Now it just says the PC is Wed at 1pm on ESPN News.
     
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    Must mean they're hopeful too.
     
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    12 million dollars is still far apart.

    I won't go nuts until I see Canucks on the ice.
     
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    God knows that if ESPN is hopeful, something must be seen in this.
     
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    12 million is quite a bit, but the owners and players have each given in with one major thing to the other side: the owners with no linkage, and the players with the cap.

    There's still some bargaining that needs to be done, but I think those are two major breakthroughts, and I think there is real reason for some optimism now.
     
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    Barry Melrose on ESPNews said something about the owners moving up to a $45 million cap. :dunno: Did anybody else see it?
     
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    Like I said Cap of 45-47 million will get the deal done.
     
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