June 17th, 2012, 12:30 PM #71
I hope that doesn't happen. Where did you see that their might be a lockout?
June 17th, 2012, 02:17 PM #72
1st Scoring Line
Since it is father's day and I get control of the radio, I was listening to Home Ice on the way back from breakfast. They were talking about the strong possibility that the preseason won't even happen as scheduled. Hope they turn out to be wrong though.
Originally Posted by waterboy100
June 17th, 2012, 05:58 PM #73
Unfortunately it's common sense. The CBA is set to expire Sept 15 and they haven't really started negotiations, so that right there is an issue since these things usually take time. I believe the players get 57% of revenues right now. The new NFL CBA gives the players between 46-48% of revenue, the new NBA CBA is a 50-50 split on revenues although the players can earn 51% if the revenue grows enough. Granted, the revenue streams in those sports are higher so the players can still get a good chunk of change with a smaller percentage of revenue. The NHL owners are going to want to do a similar thing and get the percentage of revenue that the players get down.
Originally Posted by Kings4188
If the CBA wasn't set to expire, the salary cap would be in the $70 million range next season. Even with revenue sharing going to some markets, that max cap is so high that very few teams are going to be able to spend to that cap or make a profit with the number that high. Let's be honest, the Kings are one of those teams that are going to struggle to make a profit if they spend close to $70 mil on salary. AEG was ok with spending near the cap this year, they might not be in the future. Also, you've got a growing cap of teams that can spend that much and teams that really can't afford it, which takes the league right back to where they were before the salary cap.
The owners are going to want to at least try and get rid of guaranteed contracts as well as set limits for contract lengths.
All of these issues are things that the NHLPA is going to dig their heels in about, especially the guaranteed contract issue.
I bought my Frozen Fury tickets but I'm not counting on the game occurring this year.
June 19th, 2012, 12:15 AM #74
Wait... There's a Kings game during Frozen Fury?
Last edited by FishMonger; June 19th, 2012 at 12:21 AM.
June 20th, 2012, 12:42 PM #75
Hotels owned by MGM International are at 35% off for 72 hours.
June 20th, 2012, 09:16 PM #76
Where do you see this?
Originally Posted by Dexter
June 21st, 2012, 12:07 AM #77
June 21st, 2012, 07:31 AM #78
Thanks, Dex. I noticed that properties have varied deals. MGM Grand has 25% off while Circus Circus has 40% off (DO NOT stay at Circus Circus).
June 21st, 2012, 10:05 AM #79
I agree, stay away from the Clown House.
Originally Posted by Rebel
June 21st, 2012, 12:55 PM #80
Anybody planning to carpool or organize a party bus or something along those lines?