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Two compliance buyouts and a variance in the 20% range … Coaches being called back?

  • Michael Grange via twitter: It is encouraging that the NHL has agreed on two compliance buyouts per team in 2013-14 and have moved variance in the 20% range.
  • Dobber via twitter: A 20% variance would still allow for pretty severe front/back-loading of contracts, it would eliminate ridiculous drop-offs in the last couple years. James Mirtle via twitter: An 8 year contract could look like: (in millions) $10, $10, $10, $8, $6, $4, $2, $1.
  • Darren Dreger via twitter: Buyouts would count against the players share and not the owners. The players don’t like that as they prefer money outside the system.
  • Josh Rimer via twitter: A player told Rimer: “PA still feels NHL is purposely hiding money & that we’ve let all players know about it.”
  • Chris Stevenson via twitter: Stevenson is hearing rumors that teams are reaching out to their coaches and telling them to be ready. Some are booking flights. Josh Rimer via twitter: Rimer has been told that there is no truth to rumors that NHL is contacting coaches and telling them to be ready.
  • Nick Kypreos via twitter: As of Wednesday night, it’s believed that NHLPA moved from $67 million to $65 million for 2013-14. The NHL refuses to move off of $60 million.