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Thursday, February 10, 2005

Buzz Word of the Day - Trigger Points

I imagine we will all be sick and tired of "trigger points" within the next few days.
Was the proposal from the NHL a "fair" one? No, but it may lead to more talk today. According to Goodenow's calculations, one and perhaps two of those triggers would be met almost right away, and thus he had no interest in them, as even a starting point in the negotiation. "Even after our 24-per-cent rollback and after clubs had signed any new players, we forecast over three teams would be over the $42-million level," Goodenow said. "Also, the provision about the averages for the three highest and three lowest, that could also pose a problem right at the outset."