Not Much Came Out of NHL / PA Meeting

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  1. Cawz

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    The one thing I'm wondering about this article though is the numbers we've been hearing over and over was a hard cap offer of 31 million. If you take that as a % of 2.1 Billion (listed in the article quoted by Bill Daly...), they're only offering the players 44% of revenues. 53% is closer to 38 million which would not be far off the current average payroll....... the current average of around 42 mill represents 60% of 2.1 Bill. I'm thinking the owners certainly have some room to get this thing done satisfactorilly & quickly.

    Just forget about the wannabe's in Carolina/Pittsburg/Anaheim/Florida, etc and let them decide whether they want to sink or swim in the big pool.........
     
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    thinkwild Veni Vidi Toga

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    I think the evidence shows Carolina/Pittsburg/Anaheim/Florida are all capable of using the system to their advantage to build a great team now, and all can be successful when they do. Especially with some tweaks to the system.
     
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    Carolina had a payroll of 35 mill last year and claims to have lost 22...... Pittsburg's payroll since they got rid of Jagr, Kovelov, etc has been in the mid-20's and a good chunk of that went to the owner. They're still trading away anyone making more then 6 figures...... I just don't see how a high 30's salary cap is going to save these guys....
     
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    Brent Burns Beard DontTouchMyDonskoi!

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    well, why doesnt the NHL ask for a hard cap of 13m then, since clearly CRL cant afford to even carry a payroll of 31m.

    if this lockout is to save crap markets like CRL, then tell me how a 31m cap will do that for CRL who cant even afford a 15m payroll without losing money.

    dr
     
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    Motown Beatdown Need a slump buster

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    The Canes shouldn't have a revenue problem. According to Peter Karmanos own words, they are ranked around 16th or 17th in terms of revenue. But they still lose 22 million dollars a year.

    :dunno:
     
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    Sure. If you think that will fly.

    I'm not sure where you got the idea I want to save the Carolina's of the NHL. i'll go back and re-read my posts and try to see where maybe I might have to clarify my thoughts for you Mr. Reality.......
     
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