not_a_wings_fan wrote:Not sure I am following you here, Curt.
The 50% number is the slice of the pie that all player compensation is paid from, not a profit sharing agreement. The 50% number is what sets the salary floor and ceiling that determines how much can be spent on players. Currently, 57% of the revenues earned, not profit, revenues, are given to players. That's too high, I agree with the owners.
I would rather see the owners not try to get everything at once, sign a deal, and get the games going. They can amend the deal in 5 years.
This man speaks the truth. The 50% relates to how much of the revenue is spent paying the players, thus having an impact on what the salary cap would be in relation to hockey related revenue. It's all confusing and I think that the media could be explaining it better.