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  1. not quite yoda

    not quite yoda Registered User

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    11:48 AM Wednesday: *Bettman and Goodenow come to an agreement over what figure will be used to cap the cap*

    Friday: *Players vote on agreement reached between NHL and NHLPA*.
    *Players vote in majority against proposed deal*.

    *Players walk out of vote and say: we said "we will never accept a salary cap"*

    :shakehead:

    ...you know it could happen...
     
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    wrong. they already said they would accept one. Worst PR move the PA could ever make. Wont happen
     
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    Cloned Amazing Alicia

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    If that happens, public opinion will be almost *completely* against the PA. Losing the season will almost be totally blamed on the PA. I don't think that will happen.
     
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    not quite yoda Registered User

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    no. goodenow and the heads said they'll take a cap.

    the 730 players who have to vote did not.

    including bryan mccabe: "We willl sit out our whole careers if we have to. We will never accept a cap".

    :lol:
     
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    Cropduster Registered User

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    i hate mccabe
     
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    If the season is canceled they can forget about a 42.5 million deal... That number will drop.


    Players: TAKE THE DEAL!
     
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    The PA knows its players' views. They wouldn't have ever offered a cap unless they knew a solid majority would be okay with it.
     
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    True, but the 450+ players that do not make more than 800k a year will vote for it, majority wins, season goes on

    If the 2 idiots come to an agreement that is
     
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    Lobstertainment Oh no, my brains.

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    ugh damn him.

    but then there's Esche too

    "We won't accept a 300 million dollar cap"
     
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    Shadow Journal Non, je ne regrette rien Sponsor

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    11:48 AM Wednesday: Bettman and Goodenow come to an agreement to move to Nova Scotia and get married.
     
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    what happens if 8 owners go back to bettman and say 45 million is too high?
     
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    Nothing, he needs 8 to tell him it's NOT too high.

    Colorado
    Dallas
    Detroit
    St.Louis
    NYR
    Montreal
    Philadelphia
    Toronto

    Deal done. I mean, it's not like the teams HAVE to go up to 45 millions... Montreal had a ~47 million payroll last year, if they go down a few millions (easy to do with the roll back) they won't lose money, and can stay competitive around 40-42 million
     
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    It doesn't work that way. I believe the way it works, is if Bettman chooses not to sign a proposed deal, it only takes a vote of 8 teams to uphold that decision. 8 teams can stop deals from being signed, 8 teams cannot vote and accept deals. I believe than it goes to a straight up majority vote for the deal.
     
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    This will be even worse than if the PA never even offered a salary cap. To come this close and cancel the season? Surely these people jest, and if not, then they should be shot.
     
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    It will get done, especially judging by the comments made from players, and some player reps.
     
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    I get Bettman!
     
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    Maybe that explains why their staffs were in Niagara Falls Monday, to locate a honeymoon cabin with a great view.
     
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    MeatTornado I was born ready

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    The worst case scenario is if they don't talk at all Tuesday night, Goodenow sleeps in on Wednesday and misses the deadline, the season is cancelled, and they don't start talking until September, which is of course when the PA decides they no longer will play for a cap.

    Best case scenario? Despite all the stupid letters these morons have been sending back and forth, they have been secretly meeting all night hammering out this deal, the press conference scheduled for Wednesday morning is to announce the 8 year deal they have signed.
     
  19. Fish on The Sand

    Fish on The Sand Untouchable

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    No, he needs 23 votes to ratify the deal. I don't know why people are so stupid over this. The number 8 is irrelevant. The number you should be focusing on is 23. Nowhere did Bettman say I will need 8 owners to turn down a deal. The provision would say any ratification would require a vote with 23 of 30 owners in favor.
     
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    McDonald19 Marcus Pettersson

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    This is actually one scenario I'm not at all worried about. That will never happen.

    My nightmare is that they wont close the 6.5 million gap.
     
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