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Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Will They Settle This in Four Days

The NHL proposed triggers are the stumbling blocks. 55% revenue is big since no one can explain revenues right now. A glimmer of hope from Goodenow when he said there is reason to talk more - meaning maybe different triggers or maybe changing the dollar amounts of some of those triggers could be negotiated on. Maybe increase the avg, salary per team to $44 million.
We shall soon find out if B & G want to negotiate or not. Remember, the owners are very concerned about the value of their franchise. Ducks are up for sale for less than what the NHL values it. and the value will only decrease by not playing.
Now I am understanding the two sides may briefly meet tonight to see if there is enough room on both sides to meet tomorrow.