I find it funny that when players have individual success and team success, their asking price always goes up. They sure like that mechanism. Success equals hefty profits... Bettman is asking them to agree to a system where if the NHL succeeds, so do the players wallets. If the NHL does not succeed then the players wallets might get a little smaller.But no this is a nonstarter for the PA. Just can't be done. Where is everyone who says "Why should the owners be guaranteed profits"? Why should the players be guarnteed profits? How can their salaries ever go down? They don't want to be qualified under 100% when their contracts run out. They still make money in arbitration. The only way players lose money is if they suck at 31 and nobody gives them a nice offer sheet. They can also sit out and take a team hostage like they tend to do.This, after making a lot of doe for a minumum of 10 years. Lets talk about that sitting out aspect. Does a player ever think about his team when he sits out the start of a season? Marian gaborik *cough cough*....These guys can ruin their whole teams season by doing this. Lose out on playoffs etc... Basically no matter what a player does he won't see his salary go down. How is that right? Am I missing something here? I might be wrong about their salaries not going down. Hypocrites!!!!