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well 2012-2013 season is over and idiocy still resides in NHL.

Posted by FlyersFan on 10/18/12 at 04:30 PM ET

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Please, please, please let the NHL never recover from this. Let the negative blow-back from this mind-numbing fiasco wound the league so bad, it simply cannot recover.

Then maybe fans of other sports will not have to sit through the complete and utter BS we NHL fans have been through the last two decades. For all of the stunning idiocy and BS the NHL has put its fans through, somewhere, somehow, there has to be another league or sport that can benefit from all of this.

It will be relatively hard for me not to go back in a year or two once the NHL comes back, as it will for many people. But what morons we all will be if we do accept the NHL back with open arms. What utter morons we will all be.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 10/18/12 at 04:40 PM ET

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Alright, I’m going to bite on this. How in the world can you go to 50/50 and still be able to honor the contracts signed? Are we going to see 16 people dressed per game? I’m being serious here. If NHLPA is willing to go to 50/50 how is it even possible to keep the contracts? The only way I know how is non-guaranteed contracts.

How about this, based completely off my misinterpretation of the escrow, we do the old deferred payment system. Every contract is honored, but only 75% of it counts against the cap for the life of the contract. The other 25% will be placed into a fund managed jointly by the NHL and NHLPA and paid out to the players, post-retirement for the years they had left on the contract. For example, Parise would get $1.87M/year for 13 years after he hangs them up from this fund. Just a wild-ass thought since nothing else seems to be sticking.

Posted by phillyd from Southern New Jersey on 10/18/12 at 07:45 PM ET

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