Why did they wait so long to start? Couldn't they have got this done a while ago? I don't follow these things too closely, but it's been talked about for so long, you'd think they could have put the work in over the past year or so.
I don't think you'll be able to get the teams to agree to anything like that. One solution I was tinkering with to the whole Wade Redden type issue would be to allow teams to buyout guys that spend the entire season in the AHL with no cap penalty, but at 100% of their remaining salary.
I doubt it matters when they start. A deal will only get done when people start to lose money -- before that time both sides will hold out, hoping to maximize their profits. Is there a major US sports league that got their CBA done on time in the last 20 years?
Quote from: princedpw on June 29, 2012, 12:09:32 AMI doubt it matters when they start. A deal will only get done when people start to lose money -- before that time both sides will hold out, hoping to maximize their profits. Is there a major US sports league that got their CBA done on time in the last 20 years?Major League Baseball hasn't had a work stoppage since the '94 strike.
How does that change things? What is the incentive for a team to pay a guy 100% up front? (That will cost the borrowing fees/interest for the upfront payment plus the cost of the replacement player on the AHL team.)
That is interesting. They also have no real constraints on player salaries, do they? I don't follow baseball. I can only assume the owners have elected not to try to contain player salaries. Any thoughts on why the small teams haven't taken control and demanded a clampdown? Is there some kind of revenue sharing or TV money that changes the dynamics?
interesting piece from the player's point of view:http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/player-really-stake-nhlpa-collective-bargaining-nhl-141923225--nhl.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitterI'm sort of surprised they think the threat of another rollback is real. I don't see that happening at all, but hey what do I know.
I assume escrow will be a thing of the past since revenue never dropped during the last CBA.
Quote from: dm_for_pm on July 10, 2012, 12:24:14 PMI assume escrow will be a thing of the past since revenue never dropped during the last CBA.That's not all that escrow was about, though. Players are entitled to a percentage of league revenue, but, the total value of all player contracts can theoretically exceed that number. Part of the purpose of escrow was to make sure that, in that situation, the owners still didn't pay out more than CBA bound them to.
Yeah, and I think it'll go the way of the Dodo.
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