NHL Around the NHL XXVIII - NHL, NHLPA take first step in addressing issues with 2020-21 salaries

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  1. BruinDust No More Sweens!

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    I think it's phony. Seriously, what team offers him that kind of deal and when he turns it down says "you know what, we really don't want you, so we won't be tendering you a qualifying offer". Doesn't make any sense.

    I think what really happened was the Sens saw what his previous teams saw. He's not an NHL caliber player. And rather than qualify him and retain his rights, decide it was best to cut bait now. Ryan Spooner prior to his final NHL season was historically as productive a player, and one bad unproductive season and he found himself KHL bound. Duclair's scoring in the 2nd half was awful, and he had less of a history than Spooner of being capable of producing points. I hope the Duke can speak Russian.
     
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    Don't know how believable these tweets are, but anyway



     
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    If true, Duclair shot himself in both legs
     
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    Does anyone think the NHL would cancel this season due to the rising covid numbers???
     
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    The league doesn’t hesitate to go low
     
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    Wasted a few minutes on CapFriendly this morning. It's crazy how little money is left out there league-wide. And that's if everyone spent to The Cap. And with a lot of RFAs yet to sign and a number of UFAs still out there.
    Bruins at least, I think, have the option of moving K. Miller and Moore to the minors to free up another $4M but with so few teams with any flexibility there's not even anywhere for a team to dump a bad contract.
    There's only a few million scattered here and there across all the teams.
     
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    Sports owners and heads of leagues are not good people for the most part when it comes to these types of things.
     
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    The cap will be flat for a few years and the players of this era will never get the money back..............but for once nobody can accuse the owners of hiding revenue as there isn't any right now except for media contracts which come nowhere near meeting expenses.
     
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    That's an .... interesting.... group
     
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    true.

    I can at least see the legal argument for it in this case. If they're being sued on the grounds of his mental health and actions, then they'd certainly have a legal claim to see his cell phone content and communications. Speaks directly to his capacity and actions in question.

    And in an unlawful death suit, being able to prove a different emotional situation was the cause/reason is something they're entitled to attempt to prove. As unsavory as it is
     
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    The NHL is seeking financial concessions in the form of a 13 percent deferral on 2020-21 pay from players as an opening gambit in Return to Play negotiations for the 2020-21 season, multiple sources have told The Post.

    It is unclear how the NHLPA, which agreed to a 10 percent deferral in the six-year collective bargaining agreement extension agreed upon by the parties just over four months ago in early July, will respond. Escrow will be capped — and set — at 20 percent for the season.

    It is also unclear whether the request represents an ultimatum or if it is the board’s initial position for a negotiation apart from the season’s format and pandemic-related protocols. The original 10 percent deferral is due to be repaid in three equal installments (without interest) in October of 2022, 2023 and 2024.

    As the NHL and NHLPA began grinding away at the 2020-21 NHL schedule, both sides knew at some point there would be a conversation about salaries. In last summer’s collective bargaining agreement, the players agreed to collect 72 per cent of their gross pay for the upcoming season — a 10 per cent deferment, and 20 per cent escrow. In their eyes, that was the deal, whether they played one game or 82.

    But, with full arenas far from reality, team owners did not like that and raised the idea of pro-rated salaries.

    The players want to play, and the NHL — led by commissioner Gary Bettman — wants to get going. Aside from COVID-19 itself, this was going to be the biggest hurdle.

    The New York Post’s Larry Brooks reported Tuesday night that the NHL is asking for an additional 13 per cent salary deferment. A couple of sources warned that this is not, as of yet, an official proposal, but the idea did come up in conversation between the league and the union.

    That would drop the players’ 2020-21 gross pay to about 62 per cent while eliminating the need to pro-rate. As you can imagine, the reaction was mixed, ranging from “why alter a deal that was made a few months ago?” to “not playing is a worse result.” (Payment schedule will be key.) It’s also possible the figure could be negotiated.

    As part of the conversations, the two sides have been discussing schedules. According to multiple sources, one current option is 60 games, in your own arenas, MLB-style setup with back-to-backs in the same rink, divisional only. Yes, the Canadian Division is part of it. Playoffs to start in mid-May.

    If we are going to try and start Jan. 1, time is short. They’re working at it, now attacking the most critical financial detail.
     
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    Fans, including myself, were disappointed with The Bruins not getting Taylor Hall or whomever in free agency, losing Krug, but when you look league-wide, The Bruins are actually one of the most fortunate teams around. Nearly half the league right now is in trouble. 9 teams are currently over The Cap. Tampa and The Flyers are in trouble as well. Jersey has room but only have 16 players signed. LA, Nashville, NYR, Boston, Detroit, Ottawa, San Jose, Minnesota are essentially the only teams under control Cap-wise at the moment and over half of that list are some of the worst teams in the league.
     
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    @FriedgeHNICNovember 18, 2020, 8:19

    NHL seeking additional deferment on player salaries, raise on escrow caps

    Quickie blog on the latest NHL negotiation developments:

    During a lengthy NHLPA conference call on Wednesday afternoon, players were notified that the league made two requests for amendments to the latest CBA. The first, as reported Tuesday night, was to ask for an additional deferment on 2020-21 salaries (players have already agreed to 10 per cent).

    The second was to consider raising the “escrow caps” in the final three seasons of the newly negotiated deal.

    Escrow is capped at 20 per cent for next season, with that number dropping to six per cent in years four, five and six of the CBA. I’m not certain of the exact wording, but multiple sources indicated a request to consider in the eight or nine per cent range. (Escrow is used to make sure the league and the players split revenue 50/50.)

    The idea was not received with great enthusiasm, to put it mildly. Several players indicated via text that this is a “non-starter," and they don’t want to consider it. They are under the impression the league is looking for an additional $300 million in savings.

    It’s a sign that, five months after the new agreement was completed, the league is concerned about COVID-19-related shortfalls exceeding what was previously projected. Without fans, that 50/50 revenue split will tilt heavily toward the players. The question is: when will it be made up, and under what mechanism if the current escrow caps are too low?

    I don’t believe these developments jeopardize the 2020-21 season (the players want to get going and so does NHL commissioner Gary Bettman), but there’s no doubt this is as welcome to the union as acne on prom night. It’s thrown a wrench into the works and players are upset.

    If there’s any hope to starting Jan. 1, any agreement needs to be done by end of November. The clock is ticking and we’ve got some new hurdles.
     
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    And people wonder why Tom Brady refused to turn over his cell phone?

    Not to mention my boss, who is puzzled by the idea that I don't connect my private cell phone to my work email.
     
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    Johnny Rocket was always a beauty, 725 games played in the NHL and 5 seasons with the Bruins, at least his injury was later in his career, good luck in retirement.
     
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