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The Easy Solution

from Jim (Boomer) Gordon of Sirius/XM NHL,

So I couldn’t wait any longer. As this season continues to erode away, and negotiations have been brought to a standstill, it was time to put my two cents in. 

The owners have stated that they would like a 50/50 deal. The players say they are willing to accept that relationship, as long as their current offers are honored. So why so difficult? If they are on the same page, why can’t they speak the same language? 

I set out to see if I could split the difference. Create a system where an equal split can be attained, while the players are compensated in full for their existing contracts. 

As it turns out, with a little “shared sacrifice”, it was a relatively easy deal to get done.


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NIVO's avatar

With the numbers shown at a growth of 6%, it seems very realistic and fair. We get ours(players), you get yours(owners), and we both get ours at the end(both players and owners at the end of the agreement at 50/50). Now of course if the growth WOULD be 6%. I dont see a growth like that until maybe year 5. The reason: Pissed off fans are gonna take longer this time to come around. You bite the hand that feeds you and you get consequences.

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 11/01/12 at 03:56 PM ET


As it turns out, with a little “shared sacrifice”, it was a relatively easy deal to get done.

Well shit, there’s the problem.  The owners don’t want shared sacrifice.  They want what they want and they want it now, without giving up anything.

Posted by Garth on 11/01/12 at 07:06 PM ET


Boomer is usually right on and I think he has nailed this to a T.

Posted by timbits on 11/01/12 at 09:31 PM ET

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