So the NHL and NHLPA are still apart in negotiations. How far could it be at this point. Experts have opinions but in the end the facts are both sides are so stubborn they cannot move the needle enough to encourage further talks between sides.
If it were my league I would lock a handful of people from both sides as well as a few neutral parties to be moderators. The food would get progressively worse as the days went by. By the time these taste buds grow tired of bologna and water I think a deal would be had. Call it cruel but you will see results. Trust me.
Well some reports say part of the argument is the salary cap. Owners wanting $60 million while the NHLPA wanting $67.5 million.
Let’s just say for arguments sake it is a few million per year. A year or so on limits. A few pucks and hockey sticks. Who knows at this point. What the NHL and NHLPA needs at this point is a hero. Someone to step up and make all this go away. In the process gain major favor with the fans and all involved with both sides.
Enter a big name like ESPN or NBC. Sure we love To catch a predator and other classic programming. Also cannot get enough WSOP replays and Division II basketball games. What if one of the above came in with a MAJOR TV contract which would include some sort of settlement between the two sides to make the deal. Ok just my thoughts here but it seems NBC has the most to gain. Not just on it’s extra networks but some Prime time and Saturday games. If money is the issue then money should solve things. Correct?
At this point I am just happy to see both sides talking again. For that we thank them. We are so thankful for their compassion when thinking of the fans.