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How Close Are The Numbers?

from James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail,

It is all in the numbers.

As ridiculous and unnecessary as the NHL lockout seems even at a casual glance, the closer and harder you look at the numbers involved, the less this costly stalemate makes sense.

Here we have two parties that made a combined four proposals last week and moved some $600-million or so closer together over the next five or six years.

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J.J. from Kansas's avatar

It is precisely on point.

So…. when you used an expected pay RAISE and then hypothetically lowered that RAISE and called it a cut, it’s analogous to anything in this entire conversation how? That example was garbage.

Player salaries aren’t based on raw figures, they’re based on a percentage.  If you lower that percentage, you have cut their pay. If the percentage does not raise back to where it was prior to that cut, the cut has not disappeared.

Everybody understands what you’re saying and how when you switch back-and-forth between how you’re counting money you get to your conclusion. It’s just using a less-honest explanation to define a term than is needed.

...much like how when the league defines HRR as a net of direct costs and then compares their percentage favorably to leagues which do not use those same definitions.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 10/27/12 at 07:55 AM ET

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