Lock Out Talk
Have at it:
Better not screw with Frozen Fury!
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the league fully intends to lock out if it can’t come to terms with the players’ association on a new collective bargaining agreement by the Sept. 15 expiration date.
"We reiterated to the union that the owners will not play another year under the current agreement,” Bettman told reporters in New York after labor talks ended Thursday.
According to ESPN’s Katie Strang, Bettman confirmed that one of the biggest gaps between the two sides is revenue sharing.
League revenues reached an all-time high of $3.3 billion last season — believed to be an increase of more than $1 billion annually since the lockout. The owners’ initial July 13 proposal asks for a decrease from the 57 percent of hockey-related revenue the players currently receive to 46 percent.
The 2012-13 NHL season is slated to open Oct. 11.
Aww man, I have to copy and paste?!?!?!
EDIT: I was teasing you man. "CTRL + C", "CTRL + V" FTW!!!
This is great. The sport finally has new life, and we are talking lock out. BRILLIANT!
This should be a slam dunk, how hard is it to negotiate numbers?
Negotiating numbers is easy. Negotiating money is hard.
Originally Posted by rinkrat
Exactly. People have trouble negotiating $12! This is walking around money.
Originally Posted by santiclaws
I'm so amped for the upcoming season. I'll be so depressed if there's no FF or if the season doesn't start on time.
Jeebus effing tap dancing Christopher, get a deal done so I can watch the LA Kings defend their championship!
So right now revenue is 57 union/43 owners.
Owners propose 46 players/54 owners.
Why not 50/50? Nobody loses too much face? Right?
The league really doesn't expect to get 54%.
Originally Posted by KingThomas
That's where they set it because they know it will be negotiated down.