only to have the NHL just add them to their own offer. Because, that's what's happened so far. That is so true on lots of accounts .. The NHLPA proposes a 24% rollback instead of a Cap solution and the NHL says "THANKS Great Idea" and adds in to their Proposal and returns with a counter proposal that includes how about 35% for the Star players more CAPs in the solution .. The NHLPA proposes that entry level salaries be reduced from 1.25 mil to 850 K for rookies on a 3 year deal with reduced bonus structures ...The NHL say "THANKS Great Idea" and adds in to their Proposal and returns with a counter proposal that says how about 4 years mandatory instead of 3 and NO Bonuses at all .. The NHLPA proposes 2 way arbitration so that the Owners and Players are accountable for on Ice performance .. The NHL say "THANKS Great Idea" and add the option to bump a player that just came off a career year so that he will not be rewarded for his performance financially, hoping of course that he will not repeat & the deal killer if at any time we on a whim decide to lower UFA to 28 then ALL PLAYER ARBITRATION RIGHTS are removed as is the whole process of arbitration.. Meaning that a player is drafted at 18 and at the complete mercy of the NHL team until he turns 28, with no course of action at all .. The NHLPA proposes a Revenue sharing plan that based on the figures given would make all teams profitable .. but ..."THANKS Great Idea" ,we will look after that ourselves ..We have not yet felt the need to come up with a meaningful Revenue Sharing plan among the Owners to form a partnership ..but how about we link you guys at 55% of Revenue for Life and form a partnership with the NHLPA .. However we are not willing to open the books nor do we want your input in how the business is run .. Now that we came up with this idea .. lets make it mandatory and any future CBA discussions .. The NHLPA proposes a luxury tax system that starting at 42 million will have fines and penalties that will curb Big Market spending and provide income to the smaller markets as revenue .. The NHL returns "THANKS Great Idea" .. but lets set the ceiling at $42 million prohibiting even $1 dollar to exceed that from your plan .. The NHLPA proposes a 100% qualifying offer requirement for contracts below a certain amount and 0% above for the richer players as RFA ..to but an drag on automatic increases of the past at 110% below $5 million.. The NHL returns "THANKS Great Idea" .. How about we make that number 75% of what you made the current year and what the heck lets not play favourites same 25% reduction across the board for every player should we want to .. etc .. Result : THE NHLPA DECLINES YOUR MORE THEN GENEROUS OFFER NHL ACTION : OKAY NHL COUNTER PROPOSAL : How about we start with your proposal for the First few hours or until any of these TRIGGERS are fired most of which will go off immediately (which ever comes first), at which time we switch to our NHL PROPOSAL that you have already rejected twice .. Result : THE NHLPA DECLINES YOUR MORE THEN GENEROUS OFFER NHL ACTION: OKAY NHL : NHLPA you come up with more suggestions or should I say compromises to find middle ground that we can incorporate into our proposal back to you again after putting our own flavour to it .. oh and by the way ..don't forget our next proposal will guarantee to include LINKAGE and a HARD CAP or its no deal back to you guys..