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Modest proposals for the next CBA

As National Hockey League owners and the NHLPA work towards creating a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, some wonder if the two sides will find a middle ground before the league enters its third lockout in 18 years. While this author would never claim to be a CBA expert and fully admits that countless others are more well versed on the matter, he would still like to provide some suggestions. In the most recent iterations of the NFL and NBA’s CBA, the two leagues adopted a 10-year model. The CBA for these two leagues will expire in 2021. The NHL would …

Fun with Numbers

This is late, but we felt it should be covered… Multiple sources, stemming from an original post from TSN of Canada’s Gord Miller, are saying that the contract the Flyers gave Max Talbot on Friday circumvents the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Talbot was in line to make the following over the life of his five-year deal: $2.5 million, $2.25 million, $2.25 million, $1 million and $1 million. However, Article 50.7 of the CBA says that a player cannot have their salary decrease from one season to the next by more than half the amount of the first two year’s salaries.  The …