Mark Madden reports:

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  1. cojac87

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    Mark Madden said on espn radio 1250 in Pittsburgh, that the lockout will be over by Thursday. soft cap of $40 million, hard cap of $50 million :cheers:
     
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    Beauty eh? Not sure if serious.

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    I'll believe it when I see it. And I do hope I see it.
     
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    Mark Madden is Eklund! The mystery has been solved! :handclap:
     
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    I won't hold my breath.
     
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    Madden is impossible to trust on this kind of thing.......... he does have excellent contacts but he isnt always right. Infact he tends to be either spectacularly correct and ahead of everybody else or spectacularly wrong.

    ie He had Recchi signing with the Penguins and the contract details before anybody else....... but he also had Kovalev signing the same day.

    So who knows.
     
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    didn't we already have this rumour last week here??
     
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    And the week before that...
    And the week before that...
     
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    Not sure I believe it, but I do like it.
     
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    Madden is a dumbass
     
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    ESPN is as in-touch with the hockey world as Eklund is with his "sources". Remember the "ESPNHL"? Or the ESPN guy who was on the Score touting the ESPNHL, only to admit that he didnt know anything about hockey and was only a financials guy. :dunce:

    As much as Id like to believe it, the chances that ESPN is right on something... ANYTHING... to do with hockey are slim to none, and slim just left the country.
     
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    no chance.

    20 clubs would be upset with $40M soft cap. A soft cap in the low $30M range is probably what the league will stick to.
     
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    yeah, 40m for the soft cap is way too high, and destroyed this one for me.
     
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    RangerBoy TRUST THE PROCESS

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    Isn't the Madden the WCW wrestling guy?
     
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    Everything occuring recently really does fit hand in hand - the equipment ordered by Phoenix/Anaheim, both the NHL and PA keeping silent about the current status of negotiations, normally optimistic players suddenly becoming pessimistic (PR/Positioning), and now people like Mark Madden (I'm from Pittsburgh, and although he's not exactly the nicest radio personality around, he does know what he's talking about). TSN and Sportsnet have been reporting negative things recently; however, with the NHL and PA keeping silent, they had no facts to go by, effectively making them as credible as any other source out there on lockout-related issues. Assuming that Madden did indeed make that statement, then for all those reasons, I'm almost convinced that there WILL be an agreement made later this week.
     
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    ESPN radio is a slightly different beast than ESPN.com or the actual TV station. ESPN radio will feature regional sports talk and a guy like Madden is local to Pittsburgh. I'd only say that Madden is only loosely related to ESPN.

    Sadly I still remember Madden primarily for his short stint in World Championship Wrestling.
     
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    Madden works for espn radio, but his sources are not in the espn family. He does have a very well known source. You guys can figure it out.
     
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    ian moran? :p:
     
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    Yes.
     
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    If his sources are outside of ESPN for hockey, then that changes stuff. I would love to see this come to an end, but Im really losing hope that anything of substance will happen. Heres hoping im wrong!
     
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    :lol: how did you know :lol
     
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    He was. But to his defense, he was always a sports radio DJ who also happened to really like pro wrestling.
     
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    anyone else having trouble logging on to the station's stream?, server maxed out? I've been having trouble since this first came out!
     
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    remember $40 million is the soft cap, the floor will be much lower like $32 million, as long as there is a stif tax over $40 million it could work. But it also needs to have good revenue sharing as a base.
     
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    40 soft cap/50 hard cap, meaning luxury tax after 40, correct?
    is there a floor mentioned?
     
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    Is this the guy with the Sunday morning radio show. He sounds pretty dumb sometimes.
     
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