The flaw is much much bigger .. How do the Players get THEIR 55% of the PIE ?? If you and your best friend went into business together as partners and your arrangement was 55% returns for you .. That would make your partners 45% .. Correct ?? So every dollar you earned in Business .. You would get .55 cents ..Correct ?? This is what the NHL is offering 55% linkage to the players .. Correct?? Now tell me if the league sets the Ceiling for the Hard Cap at 55% linkage to league Revenue . . (using last years numbers (because linkage will correct to actual each year) $2.1 Bil Rev /30 teams = 70 mil per team X 55% linkage = 38.5 mil Hard Cap. Or if you want to look at it the same way $2.1 Bil X 55% (players cut) = $ 1.155 bil to be spent on players salaries ..Correct ?? (based on last years numbers) If the NHL makes the Hard Cap Ceiling the 55% or 38.5 mil .. Question : How do the players get their 55% share ?? Answer : The only way is if all 30 teams spent every penny up to the Hard Cap figure .. 38.5 m x 30 teams = 1.155 Bil .. Now what happens when Pittsburgh, and Atlanta, Nashville all spend less ??.. The players get cheated out of their 55% fair share is what happens ... **** How come people can't see this?? **** If Pittsburgh has a salary of 30 mil then they are only giving the players 30 cents of every dollar and so on .. Sure the Toronto, Philly, NYR, Detroit will spend up to the cap and give the players the .55 cents on the dollar what about all the other teams ?? .. If Pittsburgh spent only 30 mil then the league has to allow Detroit to spend 47 mil to compensate so together 47+30 = $77 mil / 2 teams = 38.5 Mil For the Players to get their 55% .. Team spending on salaries has to equal 55% of league revenues.. To me that would mean the Average Spending per team = 55% not the TOP .. Please tell me how the players will get their fair share of the Pie if linkage is set to 55%??