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      11-04-2011, 05:00 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by gary88 View Post
I can't understand why nobody will just take a 50/50 split and be done with it. Especially in these economic times, holding out for more $$$ when even the benchwarmers make ~$400k just seems absurd. I mean shit even Scalabrine made $1.2 million last year.

At least there's hockey to watch.
Because every 1% accounts for something like $250MM. Players had 57% BRI under the last CBA. You can see why they aren't signing for anything less than 53%. If the season is cancelled, the owners will have the upper hand and the players will likely get hosed.
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