...At least that I've heard. And if it has been asked a player sure as hell hasn't answered it. Why do the players think it is so completely insane for the owners to tie the players salary to what the team generates in revenues? From what I can gather the owners are basically saying "No matter how much we make income-wise, you'll get 53%". Why is that so unfair? If I own a company or a corporation I'm not going to pay my staff $150,000 a year while the business is going to the dogs. If we're doing well then that's another story. Let them sit out for another 5 years. I'm at the point now where I'd rather see hockey gone than have these players come back. They're all over in Europe and have turned their backs on us, yet some people are still waiting to pounce when they come back and get right back into it. I for one, couldn't care less anymore.