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Thursday, June 09, 2005

nhl- Getting it Straight

The Detroit area hockey experts are coming out of the woodwork today claiming the NHLPA really blew this deal. Statements like "they could have had $42.5 million a few months ago and now look where they are at" are just ignorant and uninformed.
Most of know the $42.5 offer was really a $37 million offer plus there was no bottom cap figure. Therefore, a team could have had a payroll of $12 if they so choosed to do so, and I am sure some teams would have been below $20 million.
Once again I must stress the revenue sharing situation is stil being discussed and could be the "doomy cloud" in all of these talks.