Re: Calling the lockout
posted at 11/8/2012 6:59 PM EST
In response to islamorada's comment: [QUOTE]
22% reduction in the salaries if a date is set on December 1st. The first year of the contract is simply sucess for the owners. With a 50/50% revenue share certainly agreed upon, the only two things of major importance are the players contracts, and a floor number for the Cap to accomodate the financially troubled teams. Those last two subjects though will drag out the length of the contract probalby 5 or 6 years. Lots of number crunching, me thinks both sides want an agreement. Too bad the posturing did not take place in July! [/QUOTE]
Nice post Isla makes allot of sense.
"Thursday's five-plus-hour session in New York, if nothing else, appears to have avoided the former, and continued fostering cautious optimism over the state of the NHL lockout.
Donald Fehr, speaking with reporters near the talks' "secret location" in Manhattan (which turned out to be the offices of Proskauer Rose, the outside counsel that also advised the NFL and NBA during their lockouts), said the sides will meet again on Friday, and offered no real further commentâsomething that has been taken as a near-universal positive sign.
The union has also responded to the NHL's proposalsâwhich, superficially, is a good sign, but in actuality depends on the substance of those responses. The union's last counterproposals, and the league's reaction to them, sent negotiations into a deep-freeze that lasted for more than two weeks."