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Winners and Losers under the current CBA (Part 1)

  (This was originally published at NHLNumbers, but I felt it warranted wider distribution. The rest of the series will be published at NHLNumbers.) So, just why are we on the brink of yet another NHL lockout? This graph provides a pretty good explanation. But not many are really digging into the financial ins and outs…

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Front-loading the CBA

From Michael Grange’s Monday column: If the owners promised to pay the players the dollar value of the contracts they’ve signed them to and let the player’s share of HRR shrink over time, the players would very likely sign up Wednesday afternoon. If the players were willing to let their share of HRR diminish to…

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UPDATE—Window open for Scrivens to play in AHL if signed

This came from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch last night: The second agreement reached today allows veteran minor-leaguers – those on non-entry two-way contracts – to be passed through waivers before midnight Saturday, when the CBA expires. The “waiver window” had to be created by the league and union, otherwise those players would have…