RDS article on negotiations

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  1. ColoradoHockeyFan

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    Can any of our fluent French/English posters translate this (it's nice to get a real translation as opposed to the often awkward results of automated translation tools)?

    http://www.rds.ca/hockey/chroniques/176567.html

    I see the number 42.5 in there.
     
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    Well, here are the first two sections, at least. I'm sure one could find better word choice here or there, but that's an approximate translation.


    Monday, April 11, 2005

    The negotiations between the players and the owners continue this week, and they are unfolding in an atmosphere of dialogue. These are the sentiments of all the participants involved in the past two days devoted to re-launching hockey.

    So, we will see if the two sides are serious.

    We have to say that we like the concepts forwarded by Bob Goodenow, that we like his approach to linking the salary cap to NHL revenues. But does he have the numbers?

    Not yet. We will see this week, and judging by what we have seen since the conflict began, one has to believe that Goodenow will end up at the very last owner proposal, from last February 9, a salary cap of $42.5 million.

    He is fast realizing that he does not have very many options.


    Bettman will Choose

    It is ultimately Gary Bettman who will choose a format for the NHL entry draft, following meetings with several members of the hockey community. He will make his decision public on April 20, the date set for the NHL governors’ meeting.

    The heated discussions of Friday allowed the commissioner to gather together myriad suggestions. Bettman made the argument that the league should not stop at just the non-playoff teams a the bottom of the standings from 2003-04. He believes each team should have at least a chance at drafting Sidney Crosby.

    It is probable that the commissioner will adopt a draft lottery format with different criteria for determining the draft odds. It will surely rest on the number of points accumulated by the teams since the last round of expansion. It will also weigh team participation in the playoffs.

    But, if he retains the option that each of the 30 teams has at least a chance to draft Crosby, he will have chosen the wisest plan and the most realistic under the circumstances.
     
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    Nothing really new here. I won't translated line-for-line, but he's saying:

    Negotiations between the players and owners continue this week, and all sides indicate that there's dialogue. We'll soon see if they're serious. Sources say that (the league) likes Goodenow's suggestion on how to tie a salary cap to league revenues, but no numbers have yet been discussed. That should come this week, and you have to believe that Goodenow will try to introduce the league's figures ($42.5M) from the Feb 9 proposal. He's increasingly realizing that he does not have many options.


    He then talks about the Crosby lottery and the Gretzky/New York rumours. The other "new" tidbit he introduces is that the proposed play-in round, which the english press reports as being best 2-of-3, will be held over four days. That specific length is news to me anyway.
     
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    This seems to contradict what we heard earlier, right? We heard Jacobs specifically referring to the fact that the PA had proposed cap ranges, and that the high end needed to come down and the range between their floor and ceiling needed to be cut roughly in half. So there must have been real numbers discussed?
     
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