Cialis on line pricing in canada First off, cialis on line pricing in canada I do not have a horse in this race between the NHL and NHLPA. Cialis on line pricing in canada I say a pox on both of their houses for making fans have to go through another CBA fiasco. Cialis on line pricing in canada In the end, cialis on line pricing in canada the owners and the players will both be wins with hockey fans being the ultimate losers – either in terms of a lockout or higher prices at arenas.

Cialis on line pricing in canada The NHL’s recent counterproposal to the NHLPA’s first proposal caused a sensation because the League did not include a salary rollback – like they did following the 2005 Lockout. Cialis on line pricing in canada Way back then, cialis on line pricing in canada the NHL instituted a 24% salary rollback – something they included in their initial offer to the players as the NHL looked to knock the players’ percentage of hockey-related income from 57% to 46%.

Cialis on line pricing in canada I am not going to delve any deeper into the figures being thrown around by the NHL and the NHLPA because I am not a labor negotiator, cialis on line pricing in canada nor do I play one on television. Cialis on line pricing in canada Besides all of these numbers and contract negotiations are giving me agita. Cialis on line pricing in canada

Cialis on line pricing in canada The one thing I will say is that both Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr are receiving a lot of heat from the media and the fans – rightly so. Cialis on line pricing in canada However, cialis on line pricing in canada when you take a deeper look at their roles they are merely the pawns of the groups that have hired them.

Cialis on line pricing in canada Like it or not Bettman is the best Commissioner the NHL has ever had. Cialis on line pricing in canada Now before you start coming after me with the torches and pitchforks you have to realize he is also the ONLY Commissioner the NHL has ever had. Cialis on line pricing in canada Prior to Gary leaving basketball for hockey, cialis on line pricing in canada the NHL’s figurehead was known as NHL President as the power was maintained by a select few owners.

Cialis on line pricing in canada When you think about it, cialis on line pricing in canada nothing has changed in the NHL other than the figurehead’s title. Cialis on line pricing in canada The league is still run by a select few owners (e.g. Cialis on line pricing in canada Jeremy Jacobs and Ed Snider) and if you think Bettman isn’t taking his marching orders from the hardline owners, cialis on line pricing in canada well, cialis on line pricing in canada then I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.

Cialis on line pricing in canada Conversely, cialis on line pricing in canada the players knew what they were doing when they brought in Donald Fehr and his brother Steve. Cialis on line pricing in canada While salary escalation proves otherwise, cialis on line pricing in canada the players are still smarting from the “beating” they took during the last negotiations and they wanted to make sure they are perceived as the winners this time around.

Cialis on line pricing in canada Fehr is great at deflection so he should be able to use his skills to get the players the “win” they want. Cialis on line pricing in canada If you don’t believe that Fehr is good at public relations and deflecting, cialis on line pricing in canada then how is it Bettman and the NHL gets grief for erasing the 2004/2005 NHL season, cialis on line pricing in canada but it was Fehr and Major League Baseball that was the first league to wipeout its playoffs back in 1994?

Cialis on line pricing in canada Sadly the NHL’s only leverage is to lock the players out – even though the NHLPA would be more than willing to start the 2012/2013 season. Cialis on line pricing in canada The problem is that the leverage then switches to the players with the owners fearing a repeat of 1992 when the players staged a nine-day strike on April 1, cialis on line pricing in canada 1992.

Cialis on line pricing in canada Enough with the millionaires and billionaires, cialis on line pricing in canada let’s get back to the NHL’s latest proposal.

Cialis on line pricing in canada According to Kevin Allen of USA Today, cialis on line pricing in canada here is how the NHL’s salary cap would look under the owner’s newest proposal: “The NHL proposal calls for a fixed salary cap of $58 million next season and then caps of $60 million and $62 million. Cialis on line pricing in canada Under the plan, cialis on line pricing in canada the league projected a fourth-year salary cap of $64.2 million, cialis on line pricing in canada a fifth year at $67.6 million and the final season’s cap of $71.1 million.”

Cialis on line pricing in canada The one point that does need to be looked it is how NHL teams would get down to the NHL’s proposed $58 million salary cap. Cialis on line pricing in canada CapGeek.com estimates that 16 of the league’s 30 teams are already over the salary cap – including the New York Rangers who stand at $58.5 million.

Cialis on line pricing in canada While that might not seem that bad, cialis on line pricing in canada remember, cialis on line pricing in canada that figure does not include Michael Del Zotto. Cialis on line pricing in canada The Blueshirts could gain some wiggle room based on the Long Term Injured Reserve status of Marian Gaborik and Michael Sauer.

Cialis on line pricing in canada Amnesty buyouts would not give the Rangers much relief because the above-mentioned cap hit does not include Wade Redden’s $6.5 million cap hit. Cialis on line pricing in canada However, cialis on line pricing in canada it does include Chris Drury’s $1.67 million buyout hit.

Cialis on line pricing in canada As a last resort, cialis on line pricing in canada the Rangers could contemplate buying out a Brian Boyle ($1.7 million), cialis on line pricing in canada a Taylor Pyatt ($1.55 million) or a Michael Rupp ($1.5 million). Cialis on line pricing in canada However, cialis on line pricing in canada that does not help much when you look at the cap hits of possible replacements like J.T. Cialis on line pricing in canada Miller ($1.24 million) and Christian Thomas ($900, cialis on line pricing in canada000).

Cialis on line pricing in canada This where my idea comes into play as a way to help alleviate the salary cap dilemma that would arise should the cap drop down to $58 million neighborhood. Cialis on line pricing in canada It is a simple idea that borrows ideas from the NBA and the NFL.

Cialis on line pricing in canada Gary Bettman’s former employer, cialis on line pricing in canada the NBA, cialis on line pricing in canada allows teams to go over their salary cap into to re-sign their own free agents – the so-called “Larry Bird Rule”. Cialis on line pricing in canada The NFL uses the “franchise” tag to retain unrestricted free agents if certain conditions are met.

Cialis on line pricing in canada I propose that the NHL institute a “franchise tag” that an organization could use on one of its players. Cialis on line pricing in canada That player’s salary would NOT count against the team’s salary cap. Cialis on line pricing in canada In order to prevent teams from taking advantage of this “loophole” during free agency, cialis on line pricing in canada the franchise tag could only be applied to a player drafted or solely developed by that team.

Cialis on line pricing in canada For example, cialis on line pricing in canada the Rangers could place the franchise tag on Henrik Lundqvist and remove his $6.875 million salary from the team’s cap hit because he was drafted and developed by the Rangers.

Cialis on line pricing in canada Along the same vein, cialis on line pricing in canada the Rangers could decide to franchise Dan Girardi because he was developed by the Rangers as an undrafted free agent. Cialis on line pricing in canada A player like Marian Gaborik (signed as a free agent) or Rick Nash (acquired in a trade) would not be eligible for the franchise tag.

Cialis on line pricing in canada Conversely, cialis on line pricing in canada a team could decide NOT to use the franchise tag if doing so would drop them below the NHL’s salary cap floor.

Cialis on line pricing in canada If a franchise player were to be traded or leave as a free agent, cialis on line pricing in canada the team could designate another eligible player as their franchise player and said player would not be eligible for the franchise tag.

Cialis on line pricing in canada This idea offers teams near the salary cap ceiling a chance to “enjoy” some cap relief while allowing teams some ability to retain their own players. Cialis on line pricing in canada In a weird way it rewards teams for developing their own players rather than relying on free agency and trades.

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