Micky wrote: ↑Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:10 am
CBA discussions between the NHL and NHLPA have been woven into the daily planning for resumption of play, however, sources say the two sides have intensified talks on a CBA extension with escrow, salary cap and HRR main discussion points. A stabilized escrow system is key.
6:59 AM · Jun 4, 2020·
HRR is currently 50/50. There is now some gambling income.
I'm not sure why you're mentioning those two well known facts in relation to that tweet.
(or did you not know gambling income is already part of HRR?).
Dreger is referring to players wanting a cap on escrow.
As I explained before, players are going to owe the owners some money... resumption of season or not.
(they are going to end up with well over their 50% of HRR for this season, gotta pay some back)
So to pay that back, players might end up with, say, 45% of HRR next season... unless they negotiate something with the NHL.
Then consider Covid may well effect 2020-21's HRR as well = lots of escrow next season?
The players could ask for forgiveness on some of that debt/a cap on escrow... but the NHL will want concessions in return.
As for negotiating the salary cap, that has been known for some time, we've talked about that here at the Corner.
I think HRR is mentioned because they may want to spread the amount they will owe from this/next season over a few years.
(or maybe, as I say, cancel some of that debt in exchange for concessions?)
To do that they're going to need to extend the CBA... and as Dreger reports, that's exactly what they're doing.