According to Reuters (wired), the NHL Players’ Association has put forth a concession to cut all players’ salaries by 24%.
While not even close to a salary cap, this proposed pay cut would serve to reset the bar a bit. It’d serve as a jumping off point, and temporarily stifle the ever-increasing salary demands of the league’s best players. Temporarily, of course.
But, it’s still not enough for Gary Bettman, who—IMHO—is on a mission to dissolve the league. Bastard. Apparently a plan that looks a few years in the future isn’t as “forward looking” as he’d like it to be. I predict he’ll play the Bush role and stand ignorantly firm on his decisions not to negotiate.