Re: Bettman says no new CBA = Lockout
posted at 8/12/2012 12:15 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Bettman says no new CBA = Lockout
In Response to Re: Bettman says no new CBA = Lockout : The owners got the deal they wanted at the time they got it. Six years later, they have to change it. The salary cap calculator is obviously in need of adjustment. No way should it go from $39M to $70M in six years. They need to scale that back. They also need to move RFA to UFA closer to 32. Seven years or 27 years old is ridiculous. The salaries are so out of control right now. These guys are hockey players. They should be fighting for an extra $100,000 in their deal, not an extra $1,000,000 each year.
Posted by Not-A-Shot
NAS...you have made very good points in terms of the owners side of things. My main argument is this. Weber, Parise, Kovy, Suter, Richards etc etc etc. These were "workers" who were offered massive deals to trick the CBA that they hammered out 6 yrs ago. Its a complete joke! Now after they see that it may be ruining the Cap and players ultimately are still going to the highest bidder(ie NYR) other owners are up in arms about this.
- I'm in complete agreement of making RFA/UFA later down the road.
- I'm in agreement that the CAP should be reduced
- The Cap has to be restructed so that the "Owners" can't break their own rules. (ie no more front end loaded armchair contracts)
- There should be a max contract set for players. There probably isnt a bigger Weber fan on here then me and payng him north of 24M in a calendar year is a joke. But its a joke bc of the owners breaking the rules they set.
But in doing this what do the players get? They are giving up the most. What are the owners giving up? You think ticket prices will be reduced? No chance. So why should the owners be making all the profit? The owners may "own" the company but the "workers" make the company. Any good business person knows this and they try to maintain a balance. Sure the owners could form a hard stance and lose the league and probably not bat an eye. But there are other billion dollar companies that would fall in line to take over.
The owners"system" is to blame for most of what is going wrong with the "system" they won 6 yrs ago. Its a joke. Restructure similar to the current deal in place and get it done quickly. The closer it gets to the deadline the less likely there will be hockey.