In thinking about the split replacement players made in the ownership groups...(and the fact that the NHL has made the last umptienth million offers).. its time for the PA to make an offer to the NHL that the moderates would kill Betman over if he refused.. 28% Rollback 42.5 million Cap Would be the foundation If after 3 full seasons league revenue is below 700 million, the owners can disolve the CBA or accept a cap of 30 million and a floor of 20. If after 3 full seasons, league revenues are below 1.2 billion dollars, the cap drops to 34 million, the floor to 21. If after 3 full seasons, league revenues are above 2.0 billion dollars, the cap jumps to 45.5 million. If after 3 full seasons, league revenues are above 2.8 billion dollars, the cap jumps to 47.5 million. If after 3 full seasons, league revenues are above 3.2 billion, the PA has an option to disolve the CBA, or accept a cap of 53 million. If the PA disolves the CBA, the owners have the option of activating the old CBA or negotiating a new one. Floor at 25.5 million 1.50 tax down to 39.5 1.00 tax down to 32.5 .50 tax down to 28 million No player can make more than 10 million in a season(bonus, regular pay) No team can have more than 3 players making 8.5 mill or more a season No team can have more than 6 players making more than 5.5 million a season Owners have the option to add a year to all contracts that expired last season(meaning all players that would be UFA this summer would not be if the owner desired) Entry level players cannot make more than 1.4 million a season. It does not grant linkage in a pure sense, but it is there., sort of... It is not ment to be an offer every owner will love... in fact.. some/many will hate it... but it would be an offer that would draw alot of interest... and be a great move by the PA IMO.. Owners from Toronto, Colorado, Detroit, NYR, and a few other markets would press hard to get a deal done..