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Ryan Wilson
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Rochester, NY
Joined: 06.13.2013

Nov 20 @ 3:22 PM ET
Ryan Wilson: Penguins defensive performance was a tale of two halves last year Penguins defensive performance was a tale of two halves last year
668710
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Joined: 06.25.2011

Nov 20 @ 5:34 PM ET
I know it was being talked about in the last blog, but that Kraken expansion blog was about as bad as it gets. And if you don't know why, well then you must've wrote the blog lol.
broncohorvath
Joined: 12.20.2012

Nov 21 @ 5:32 PM ET
There will be no season next year. Without people actual people in the stands paying people No season Case closed
bikeguy99
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 09.05.2017

Nov 22 @ 2:47 AM ET
There will be no season next year. Without people actual people in the stands paying people No season Case closed
- broncohorvath


There will be a season, unless the players can agree to forfeit one years salary. And they won't. The NHL will have to get creative, and they will. I honestly believe that doing "split squads" is their best option, with teams returning home and leaving quarantine while their other squad steps up. It's a long shot, but it would be fun for fans to see more of their farm team starts take the step up to the NHL and see how they do.
madmike71
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Joined: 12.21.2006

Nov 22 @ 9:44 AM ET
https://pittsburghhockeyn...crosby-players-paychecks/

I know people hate this guy, but I can't find any fault in his math. I encourage people to click the link about how the 2018 tax law affected pro athletes.
Rinosaur
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Somewhere, NJ
Joined: 01.21.2016

Nov 22 @ 12:23 PM ET
There will be no season next year. Without people actual people in the stands paying people No season Case closed
- broncohorvath


The fact a vaccine and effective treatments/therapies are on their way, there will be a season. They’ll move ahead with no fans if it’s only for a few months.

Now, I still think they should do a shortened season.
TheGame316
Joined: 11.18.2008

Nov 22 @ 1:42 PM ET
https://pittsburghhockeynow.com/how-new-nhl-proposal-would-effect-sidney-crosby-players-paychecks/

I know people hate this guy, but I can't find any fault in his math. I encourage people to click the link about how the 2018 tax law affected pro athletes.

- madmike71


Agents make like 3% and a guy like Crosby shouldn't even need one for his contracts and he could easily negotiate them himself

The 13% "deferral" is money he will make back later

Escrow is the players own fault. The cap is based on the median between the cap floor and the cap ceiling based on projected revenue. In a normal season scenario that would be 73 Million (81 cap/65 floor). If every team spent 73 Million and revenues were as projected there would be no escrow

BUT

With front loaded salaries, the NHLPA using the up to 5% cap escalators and most teams spending near the cap ceiling, it claws back amount of players on previously negotiated contracts to reach the 50/50 CBA revenue splits

Players have the ability to not use the escalator, not demand front loaded salaries heavy on bonuses and this alone will reduce the escrow they hate so much

In a season like the one we are about to have, players are idiots if they think they won't need to eat salary with the projected losses

Remember, THEY are the ones that wanted the cap linked to revenues. (Didn't seem to complain when the cap went up every year)Revenue falls, Cap falls. Because the cap is on a fixed number (81.5 for the next 3 seasons regardless of revenue), that means the shortfall gets made up through escrow
668710
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Joined: 06.25.2011

Nov 22 @ 5:52 PM ET
The fact a vaccine and effective treatments/therapies are on their way, there will be a season. They’ll move ahead with no fans if it’s only for a few months.

Now, I still think they should do a shortened season.

- Rinosaur

Yea I think they are going to have to do a shortened season. Like 62 max 41 min
Rinosaur
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Somewhere, NJ
Joined: 01.21.2016

Nov 23 @ 8:35 AM ET
Yea I think they are going to have to do a shortened season. Like 62 max 41 min
- 668710


I don't know. I'm just saying I think they should, but everything they've said has pointed at a full season. I just don't know how they're going to pull that off.
668710
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Joined: 06.25.2011

Nov 23 @ 11:22 AM ET
I don't know. I'm just saying I think they should, but everything they've said has pointed at a full season. I just don't know how they're going to pull that off.
- Rinosaur

They would have to go a little later than normal you would think. Who knows haha. I'm more inclined to see how the divisions will go for this season. It'll be cool to see something different for a season.
Rinosaur
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Somewhere, NJ
Joined: 01.21.2016

Nov 23 @ 11:50 AM ET
They would have to go a little later than normal you would think. Who knows haha. I'm more inclined to see how the divisions will go for this season. It'll be cool to see something different for a season.
- 668710


The divisions will be interesting. I was thinking they should structure the season similar to a baseball season to minimize the travel. Play each team in a season series so they only visit that city once. Especially if there's no fans, each series can have home/away.

For instance, the Pens fly to NYR to play four games, two "home" and two "away."
Rinosaur
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Somewhere, NJ
Joined: 01.21.2016

Nov 23 @ 2:55 PM ET
Codi Ceci is #1 in the NHL for....

Dmen who miss the net most 5v5.
668710
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Joined: 06.25.2011

Nov 23 @ 5:26 PM ET
Codi Ceci is #1 in the NHL for....

Dmen who miss the net most 5v5.

- Rinosaur

Lol, perfect
668710
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Joined: 06.25.2011

Nov 23 @ 5:27 PM ET
The divisions will be interesting. I was thinking they should structure the season similar to a baseball season to minimize the travel. Play each team in a season series so they only visit that city once. Especially if there's no fans, each series can have home/away.

For instance, the Pens fly to NYR to play four games, two "home" and two "away."

- Rinosaur

That's actually not a bad idea. I mean it honestly becomes a mini series that you could kinda get into haha.