FreeCandy44 wrote:WOOHOO! I can't wait for hockey. So did they actually expand the playoffs to 20 teams? Or will it still be 16?
Josh Yohe @JoshYohe_Trib
A Craig Adams phone call woke up Crosby at 5 a.m. He didn't mind. Will have the article posted shortly.
Tim Thomasen wrote:Pierre LeBrun@Real_ESPNLeBrun
Last huge issue at the 11th hour was Year 2 cap. Players wouldn't budge off $64.3 M and league finally gave in at the end
TheHammer24 wrote:I'm really interested in reading how this will affect existing contracts. I thought there was a one-time rollback, but it looks like I'm wrong. I still refuse to think the Pens are in that bad of shape relative to the other contenders under this deal. My only intuition on why it could be problematic is the Sid/Geno contracts are now too high.
the wicked child wrote:Bowser wrote:* Contract variance cannot exceed 35% from year to year or 50% over any two year period of the deal.
That is a lot different than "the last year can't vary more than 50% from the first"... don't think I like that if it's true.
pens#1 wrote:Are the new division alignments starting this season?
mikey287 wrote:pens#1 wrote:Are the new division alignments starting this season?
No. And you say "the new division alignments" as if they exist...they do not. Some suggest that Winnipeg will remain in the east not only this year, but also next. We'll see about that...but at least this season, no change, AIUI...