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The Players Who Have Selected Player Arbitration

 

added 5:26pm, The list has been added below too.

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Video- Donald Fehr On A Few Issues

via Sportsnet,

NHLPA Executive Director Donald Fehr discusses his impressions of where the salary cap figure landed, how it effects the escrow issue, and whether he ever envisions a world without hard cap?

A little south of 2 minutes to watch.

 

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Get Rid Of The Hard Salary Cap

from Greg Wyshynski of ESPN,

There's no reason to punish successful teams in the name of faux parity. There's no reason why a luxury tax system couldn't ultimately benefit those teams closer to the floor. There's no reason why a smart approach to exceeding a soft cap -- like restrictions on what kinds of players you can have an overage to sign, like for example players your team originally drafted -- can't result in some semblance of fiscal sanity within a freer market.

Spare me the anxieties about what a system like this could mean for future work stoppages to "correct" the market. We had them before the cap. We've had them after the cap. What we don't have is an equitable system for good teams and great players.

much more, weighing the pros and cons...

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About The New Salary Cap Numbers

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

It is difficult to believe the members of the NHLPA are so self-interested that they would willingly depress the salary cap for the next two seasons in order to save a percentage point or two on escrow withholding when that decision would act against the well-being of every free agent seeking a new deal and sorely restrict cap teams.

Yet that is what the PA opted for in electing to apply merely a 0.5 percent growth factor that will increase the cap to $81.5M. This represents an increase of 2.5 percent over last year’s $79.5M ceiling, the smallest percentage increase since 2008-09 to 2009-10.

The notion this is somehow necessary to avoid a lockout (or even a strike) is nonsensical.

Do the players think Sixth Avenue is going to shut it down over another couple of million dollars on the cap the next two seasons? Are the league’s marquee players under contract going to squeeze the rest of the union over a couple of hundred thousand a year, and when most of the league’s marquee class have another couple of contracts ahead of them? Are they honestly that cowed?

more plus other topics including the New Jersey Devils...

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Salary Cap Set For Next Season

NEW YORK/ TORONTO (June 22, 2019) – The National Hockey League Players’ Association and the National Hockey League today announced that the Team Payroll Range established for the 2019-20 League Year, pursuant to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, provides for a Lower Limit of $60.2 million, an Adjusted Midpoint of $70.9 million and an Upper Limit of $81.5 million.

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Video- Recap Of The NHL Awards Show

Less than 10 minutes to watch.

 

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Recap Of The NHL Awards Show

LAS VEGAS (June 19, 2019) – Reflecting the Tampa Bay Lightning’s dominance of the 2018-19 regular season, which saw the club post an NHL record-tying 62 wins and 21 more points than its closest competitor, right wing Nikita Kucherov and goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy were landslide selections for the Hart Memorial Trophy and Vezina Trophy, respectively, at the 2019 NHL Awards presented by Bridgestone, held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

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Salary Cap Talk

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Video- Happy Father’s Day

via the YouTube channel of the NHLPA,

From sounding boards to a source for their daily dose of positivity, Max Domi, Bo Horvat, Nikita Kucherov, Taylor Hall, Nathan MacKinnon, Mark Scheifele and John Tavares weigh in on who they draw inspiration and guidance from most.

 

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Statement On Today’s Competition Committee Meeting

TORONTO (June 11, 2019) – Co-chairs of the NHL/NHLPA Competition Committee – Mathieu Schneider, National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) Special Assistant to the Executive Director, and Colin Campbell, National Hockey League (NHL) Senior Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations – issued the following statement on new rules recommendations after the Competition Committee met today in Toronto:

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