Possible Transition Rules for the new CBA

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  1. RangerBoy

    RangerBoy TRUST THE PROCESS

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    "There was healthy dialogue, and progress continued to be made on many operational issues relating to a new collective bargaining agreement, said NHL Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer Bill Daly

    Operational issues?

    The NHLPA is pushing for the NHL to honor the 2004-05 contracts

    Should the NHLPA succeed in having last year's contracts included in a new deal, it would almost certainly include a one-time provision that would allow teams to buy out two players on the roster and not have the buyouts count against the salary cap.

    The team would then be able to re-sign the players at a reduced rate and only that salary would count against the cap, or they could simply allow the player to become an unrestricted free agent.


    Dispersal draft

    There's also talk of a dispersal draft that would allow teams such as the Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings and Philadelphia Flyers, who already have far more committed in salaries than would be allowed under any salary cap scenario. The teams would be able to make enough players available to get them under the cap and teams that need to reach the cap floor would then have the opportunity to select players made available. There is also talk that if that happened, perhaps only half of their salaries would count against the cap.

    http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/Co...64&t=TS_Home&DPL=IvsNDS/7ChAX&tacodalogin=yes

    Under discussion are several key issues, especially how the league will make the transition from the old system into the new. This includes how teams that are over the agreed cap number will get under the cap (via buyouts or restructured contracts) and what rights there are for unsigned players from the 2003 draft class, who, technically, are unrestricted free agents, according to the previous CBA

    http://www.newsday.com/sports/hocke...jun11,0,648515.story?coll=ny-hockey-headlines

    Still don't think the NHL will honor the 2004-05 contracts but that one time provision of buying out two roster players and not having the buyouts count against the cap should be included in the new CBA

    That dispersal draft talk again

    It seems they are dealing with what will be in the cap and not how much the cap will be
     
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    There will not be a dispersal draft. There is no way the players will agree to that. There's already going to be enough free agents anyways.
     
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    I agree there will not likely be a dispersal draft. I do believe, however, that some kind of accomodation will be made to the big market teams in order to get under the cap.

    Anyone who thought the big market teams with a roster full of overpaid players were going to be punished for their past misdeeds, are likely mistaken.
     
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    Well if does come to this, teams like TML, DRW, PF, etc.... will have to pass out their players like an un-willing candy shop owner passing candy out to kids.
    That’s pretty sad that it might get to the point in this whole thing, IF it does.
     
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    Having reached tentative agreement on the central issues - a salary cap will be part of a new CBA and a specific percentage of league revenues will determine the cap's maximum and minimum - negotiators continued working in smaller groups, focusing on accounting matters.

    League sources insist there has been no consideration of setting different cap numbers for different teams, as was reported Wednesday. Rather, all 30 teams must have payrolls that meet a league-wide minimum and don't exceed a league-wide maximum.

    Though the NHLPA rejected a $42.5-million per-team cap just before the 2004-05 season was canceled in February, it is now believed the maximum for the 2005-06 season will be set at approximately $38 million per team. Among the issues still to be negotiated: the age at which unrestricted free agency begins, the percentages and salary thresholds for qualifying offers, the features of salary arbitration and whether NHLers will participate in the 2006 Olympics.


    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/story/317912p-271918c.html
     
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    The major components of the deal are nearing completion. It is believed that both sides were drafting the legal language of those components this week.

    Earlier reports that the entire economic package had been agreed upon were not accurate, both sides said.

    Those familiar with the talks say the league and union have narrowed the salary-cap range to between $34 million and $38 million for the NHL's 30 teams. The parameters for a luxury-tax structure also have been narrowed.

    "All I have heard from other players is positive stuff," said goalie Robert Esche, the Flyers' player representative. "A lot of people keep predicting it will be done by July 1."


    According to a source involved in the negotiations, union committee member Mike Gartner, a former NHL star, played a key role in the discussions this week in seeking neutral ground.

    http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/sports/11870049.htm

    Thanks Mike ;)
     
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    I wonder what this line means as it can be interpreted 2 ways



    Does that mean all 30 teams have to be between 34-38 million ??

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    Is that just reporting what the Hard Cap ceiling will be in the new CBA to start with the Hard Cap floor just not specified ??
     
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    Not to sound anti-leaf, cause I'm not- but who the Hell would want guys like Roberts & Belfour at their current salaries?? The buyout option would have to occur in order to make things work for them somewhere, because while they are both still valuable players, Ferguson must have been delusional when he offered them that kind of money.
     
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    $34-38M is the HARD CAP
     
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