Originally Posted by Pengwin7
Yup... that is interesting.
The NHL's max contract lengths was previously 5 years, I believe... so to shift to 6/7 at least "seems" like a pretty good compromise towards the NHL's desire of 8 year contracts. That has felt like the main sticking point, IMO.
I didn't understand this part:
9:32AM: LeBrun says that the new offer allows teams to have one compliance buyout prior to the 2013-14 season. It doesn’t count against the cap but it does count against the players share.
What does that mean exactly?
It won't count against the team's salary cap, but the player's 50% is impacted - the overall share that the players get. That part may not wash, especially if the buyout is for a player with a lot of years left.
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