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NHLPA Executive Director Donald Fehr Letter To The NHL Players

NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr sent out a letter to the players on Friday and here it is below:

Here is a brief summary of the three core-economic proposals we made [Thursday]. Each has the players’ share declining over the life of the agreement. Each of the proposals has substantial cost reductions — lower player salaries — that would be realized by the owners. However, we maintained our position that given the concessions made by the players in the last agreement, and the 7 years of record revenue which followed, there is no reason for the absolute amount of the players’ share to be reduced.

Under the owners’ most recent proposal — a 12.3% reduction in the players’ share — compensation is reduced by about $1.65 Billion over the 6 year agreement they propose, if HRR grows at only 5%. (The owners say that future growth will only average 5%, even though that is well below the 7.2% average since the last lockout, much less the 10.2% and 9.6% of the last two seasons.) At 7.2% growth, the share falls by about nearly $1.80 Billion over that period. We have proposed a 5 year agreement. The NHL proposals over 5 years would reduce the players share by $1.34 Billion at 5% and $1.43 Billion at 7.2%.

We gave them three alternative proposals.

Option 1: This is a revision of a previous proposal. We would see a fixed player share the first three years of 1.92 Billion, 1.98 Billion and then 2.06 Billion. After that, the players share is frozen until revenues reached $4.12 Billion (that is, when 2.06 Billion is 50% of HRR). After revenues reach $4.12 Billion, the players share is 50% of HRR (plus a small increment if yearly growth exceeds the predicted 5% — 57% of revenue above 5% and 61% of revenue above 7.2%).

Here is what this looks like at 5% growth:

Season HRR Players Share ($) Players Share (%) Owners Savings Share Growth
2011-12 $3,303 $1,883
2012-13 $3,468 $1,920 55.4 57 2.0
2013-14 $3,642 $1,980 54.4 96 3.1
2014-15 $3,824 $2,060 53.9 119 4.0
2015-16 $4,015 $2,060 51.3 228 0.0
2016-17 $4,216 $2,108 50.0 295 2.3
TOTALS $19,164 $10,128 $796

At 7.2 % growth, salaries fall by more than $1.1 Billion.

Season HRR Players Share ($) Players Share (%) Owners Savings Share Growth
2011-12 $3,303 $1,883
2012-13 $3,541 $1,920 54.2 98 2.0
2013-14 $3,796 $1,980 52.2 184 3.1
2014-15 $4,069 $2,060 50.6 259 4.0
2015-16 $4,362 $2,205 50.6 281 7.1
2016-17 $4,676 $2,370 50.7 295 7.5
TOTALS $20,444 $10,536 $1,117

Option 2: Option 2 is similar in its effects. Simply, the players share will grow each year by 24.7% of any HRR increase (down from the current 57%). If HRR growth is at the 5% rate the owners predict, then the players share falls to 50% in year 5. At 7.2% the share falls faster. (After revenues reach 4.216 Billion, the players would also receive the same small increment of yearly growth as in Option 1.)

At 5% growth, this proposal produces:
Season HRR Players Share ($) Players Share (%) Owners Savings Share Growth
2011-12 $3,303 $1,883
2012-13 $3,468 $1,924 55.5 53 2.2
2013-14 $3,642 $1,967 54.0 109 2.2
2014-15 $3,824 $2,012 52.6 168 2.3
2015-16 $4,015 $2,059 51.3 230 2.3
2016-17 $4,216 $2,108 50.0 294 2.4
TOTALS $19,164 $10,069 $854

And if HRR grows at the historical rate of 7.2 %:
Season HRR Players Share ($) Players Share (%) Owners Savings Share Growth
2011-12 $3,303 $1,883
2012-13 $3,541 $1,942 54.8 77 3.1
2013-14 $3,796 $2,005 52.8 159 3.2
2014-15 $4,069 $2,072 50.9 247 3.4
2015-16 $4,362 $2,205 50.6 281 6.4
2016-17 $4,676 $2,370 50.7 295 7.5
TOTALS $20,444 $10,594 $1,059

Option 3: This idea proceeds from an entirely different approach. We take two principles of this negotiation: the owners stated desire to reduce the players share to 50% of HRR, and the Players position that there is no reason to go backwards. This proposal bases that second principle on existing player contracts, not the players’ share. Here is how it works:
• A reduction to 50% from 57% of HRR is a 12.3% cut (that is, 7/57), but the loss in an individual player’s salary would be about 13%. (This is because benefit costs do not fall and these come off the top.)
• The owners honor all existing player contracts. We do this by dividing an existing contract, on a yearly basis, into two separate parts: the 13% and the remaining 87%. The 13% is paid to the player in any event, and it is not counted in the players share and is also off the cap.
• The remaining 87% of existing contracts, plus all new contracts, go into the players’ share (plus all benefits). Thus constructed, the players share will become 50% of HRR, immediately.
• This means that an individual player under an existing contract would receive the 13% segregated, plus a normal payment, subject to escrow, of 87% of his salary. A player with a new contract would have 100% of his salary subject to the 50/50 split. However, since the 13% of existing contracts are off the cap, this should create more cap space, which will be important as the cap will be squeezed.
• Over time, the existing contracts expire, and the share will fall towards 50%. Below is a chart showing the anticipated savings, but these could be greater if there are a significant number of buyouts.

At the owners’ predicted 5% rate of growth:
Old contracts 13% old Season HRR Players Share ($) Players Share (%) Owners Savings Share Growth
2011-12 $3,303 $1,883
1,776 231 2012-13 $3,468 $1,965 56.7 12 4.4
1,246 162 2013-14 $3,642 $1,983 54.4 93 0.9
746 97 2014-15 $3,824 $2,009 52.5 171 1.3
503 65 2015-16 $4,015 $2,073 51.6 216 3.2
286 37 2016-17 $4,216 $2,145 50.9 258 3.5
TOTALS $19,164 $10,174 $749

Our hope was that the owners would find one of these three approaches worthy of serious discussion, but the owners rejected these ideas in less than 15 minutes, and further advised the players that their last offer was, in essence, a take it or leave it offer, subject to “tweaks only”. That proposal contains, as you know, an immediate reduction in the share to 50%, a 2012-13 cap with a 51.9M mid-point, and, among other things, player contracting provisions including a change in the ELS, a reduction in salary arbitration eligibility, no UFA status until after 8 years or at age 28, no contract longer than 5 years, no contract may have a year to year variability of greater than 5%, and all money paid under NHL contracts to players playing in the minors or in Europe counts against the team cap (except for the first $105,000 per player).

Last, there is the “make whole” provision of their last offer. In short, player compensation which is below the players share total of last season would be “deferred” and paid out over time, except that the players share in subsequent years would be reduced by the amount of all such “make whole” payments. In other words, players’ salaries in later years are reduced to make these “make whole” payments. Players bear all of the “make whole” costs. At the end of yesterday’s meeting, Gary did say that the players were prepared to agree to all of the other parts of their offer (subject, perhaps, to “tweaks”) then I could call him about this issue.

Please call if you have questions or comments.

Regards.

A message from Players to Fans about the NHL Lockout

The NHL is in a lockout and we all know when a lockout comes around the players and the owners will try their best to pull the fans to their side.Well, this time around Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews, Gabriel Landeskog and some more players did a video dedicated to the fans. From the comments below the video it doesn’t look like the fans care

NHL 13 Player Ratings

NHL 13 has released the player ratings and here they are below:

Eastern Conference

Boston Bruins (Offense: 4, Defense: 4.5, Goalies: 4.5): Zdeno Chara (91), Patrice Bergeron (86), Nathan Horton/David Krejci (85)
Buffalo Sabres (Offense: 3.5, Defense: 4.5, Goalies: 4.5): Ryan Miller (92), Tyler Myers (87), Jason Pominville (85)
Carolina Hurricanes (Offense: 4, Defense: 4, Goalies: 4.5): Cam Ward (88), Eric Staal (87), Jordan Staal (85), Jeff Skinner (84)
Florida Panthers (Offense: 3.5 Defense: 3.5 Goalies: 3.5): Kris Versteeg/Tomas Fleischmann/Brian Campbell/Dmitry Kulikov/Stephen Weiss (83)
Montreal Canadiens (Offense: 4, Defense: 4.5, Goalies: 4.5): Carey Price (90), Andrei Markov/Tomas Plekanec (86), Erik Cole/P.K. Subban (85)
New Jersey Devils (Offense: 3.5, Defense: 4, Goalies: 4): Ilya Kovalchuk (90), Traviz Zajac/Adam Larsson (84), Henrik Tallinder (83), Patrik Elias/Anton Volchenkov/Martin Brodeur (82)
New York Islanders (Offense: 3.5, Defense: 3.5, Goalies: 3.5): John Tavares (85), Matt Moulson/Mark Streit/Lubomir Visnovsky (82)
New York Rangers (Offense: 4, Defense: 4.5, Goalies: 4.5): Henrik Lundqvist (91), Marian Gaborik (89), Rick Nash/Brad Richards (87)
Ottawa Senators (Offense: 4, Defense: 4, Goalies: 4): Jason Spezza (87), Erik Karlsson (86), Daniel Alfredsson/Milan Michalek/Chris Phillips (84)
Philadelphia Flyers (Offense: 4, Defense: 4.5, Goalies: 4.5): Claude Giroux (90), Ilya Bryzgalov (86), Chris Pronger/Braydon Coburn (85)
Pittsburgh Penguins (Offense: 4, Defense: 4.5, Goalies: 4.5): Sidney Crosby (95), Evgeni Malkin (91), Kris Letang (90), Marc-Andre Fleury/Tomas Vokoun (87)
Tampa Bay Lightning (Offense: 3.5, Defense: 4.5, Goalies: 3.5): Steven Stamkos (91), Martin St. Louis (87), Vincent Lecavalier/Matt Carle (86)
Toronto Maple Leafs (Offense: 4, Defense: 4.5, Goalies: 3.5): Dion Phaneuf (88), Phil Kessel (86), Joffrey Lupul (84),
Washington Capitals (Offense: 4, Defense: 4.5, Goalies: 3.5): Alex Ovechkin (93), Nicklas Backstrom/Mike Green (85)
Winnipeg Jets (Offense: 4, Defense: 4.5, Goalies: 4.5): Dustin Byfuglien (87), Zach Bogosian/Evander Kane (84)

Western Conference

Anaheim Ducks (Offense: 3.5, Defense: 4, Goalies: 4): Corey Perry/Ryan Getzlaf (88), Bobby Ryan (86)
Calgary Flames (Offense: 4, Defense: 4.5, Goalies: 4.5): Miikka Kiprusoff (87), Jay Bouwmeester (86), Mike Cammalleri/Mark Giordano/Jarome Iginla (85)
Chicago Blackhawks (Offense: 4, Defense: 4.5, Goalies: 4): Jonathan Toews/Duncan Keith (90), Marian Hossa (89), Patrick Sharp (87)
Colorado Avalanche (Offense: 4, Defense: 4, Goalies: 4): Paul Stastny/Matt Duchene/Erik Johnson (85)
Columbus Blue Jackets (Offense: 3.5, Defense: 4, Goalies: 4): R.J. Umberger/Jack Johnson/Fedor Tyutin (84), Brandon Dubinsky/James Wisniewski (83)
Dallas Stars (Offense: 4, Defense: 4, Goalies: 4.5): Jamie Benn/Derek Roy/Kari Lehtonen (86), Loui Eriksson (85)
Detroit Red Wings (Offense: 4, Defense: 4.5, Goalies: 4): Pavel Datsyuk (95), Henrik Zetterberg (89), Niklas Kronwall (88)
Edmonton Oilers (Offense: 4, Defense: 4.5, Goalies: 3.5): Ryan Whitney (85), Taylor Hall/Nick Schultz/Jordan Eberle (84)
Los Angeles Kings (Offense: 4, Defense: 4.5, Goalies: 4.5): Jonathan Quick (90), Mike Richards/Drew Doughty (87), Simon Gagne/Anze Kopitar/Jeff Carter (86)
Minnesota Wild (Offense: 4, Defense: 4, Goalies: 4.5): Zach Parise (90), Ryan Suter (88), Niklas Backstrom (87), Mikko Koivu (86)
Nashville Predators (Offense: 4, Defense: 4, Goalies: 4.5): Shea Weber, Pekka Rinne (89)
Phoenix Coyotes (Offense: 3.5, Defense: 4.5, Goalies: 4): Zbynek Michalek (86), Mike Smith (84), Keith Yandle/Derek Morris (83)
San Jose Sharks (Offense: 4.5, Defense: 4.5, Goalies: 4): Joe Thornton/Patrick Marleau (88), Dan Boyle/Brent Burns (86)
St. Louis Blues (Offense: 4, Defense: 4.5, Goalies: 4.5): Alex Pietrangelo (87), Jaroslav Halak (85), David Backes/David Perron/T.J. Oshie/Kevin Shattenkirk (84)
Vancouver Canucks (Offense: 4.5, Defense: 4.5, Goalies: 4.5): Daniel Sedin (91), Henrik Sedin (90), Roberto Luongo (89), Ryan Kesler/Dan Hamhuis/Alex Edler (88)

(Source-Yahoo)

Los Angeles Kings Wins The Stanley Cup

(AFP/Getty Images, Harry How)

The Los Angeles Kings have won the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history with a 6-1 victory over New Jersey Devils. Goalie Jonathan Quick was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy being named the playoffs MVP.

The Kings had an awesome playoff run after making it in as the 8th seed in the Western Conference and beating all of the top teams to become the Stanley Cup Champions

Now This Is A Hockey Fight

There’s really nothing to say here. Just hit play and watch the teams start fighting at faceoff.

Sidney Crosby Back On The Ice (Video)

Photo by AP

Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins announced after Tuesday’s practice that he plans to make his return on Thursday against the New York Rangers. This will be Crosby’s first time on the ice for his team since November. Lets all wish Mr. Crosby good luck and hope he can stay healthy.

Colorado Avalanche Fans Have A New Thing Called “Landeskoging”

Colorado Avalanche rookie sensation Gabriel Landeskog scored the first overtime game-winner of his NHL career Monday night vs the Anaheim Ducks. Landeskog celebrated the victory by sliding on the floor in cheer, and now that celebration has a name called “Landeskoging”. Check out the picture below.

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Eric Boulton Gets Mad At Refs For Stopping A Fight He Was Losing (NHL)

Eric Boulton of the New Jersey Devils Gets mad at the refs for stopping his fight with George Parros when he had blood running down his face.

Drake To Perform At NHL All-Star Game

The NHL has announced that hip-hop artist Drake will be performing during the second intermission of it’s All-Star game. This is a good move for the sport and will hopefully get some new eyes to check out the game.

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