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Things to know: Lockout facts and figures

9/16/2012

TOP THINGS TO KNOW

1. The NHL’s collective bargaining agreement will expire at 11:59 p.m. ET Sept. 15. If a new agreement is not reached, a lockout will begin Sept. 16.

2. The first 2012-13 regular-season games are scheduled for Oct. 11, the latest October start since 1984.

3. This would be the fourth work stoppage in league history.

4. In 2003-04, the season before the previous lockout (which wiped out the entire season), the NHL made $2.2 billion in revenue. Last season, the NHL made a record $3.3 billion.

PREVIOUS NHL WORK STOPPAGES

>> Entire season canceled

SEASON STANLEY CUP NOT AWARDED

2004-05, Lockout (season canceled)

1918-19, Flu epidemic (Montreal’s Joe Hall dies)

RECENT NFL/NBA LABOR DEALS

* The NFL and NBA each reached new labor deals in 2011, both for 10 years in length.

* NBA player salaries from total revenue will be 49 to 51 percent <<

* NFL players salaries from total revenue will be 47 to 48.5 percent

>> Players or owners can opt out after six years

THE NHL-NHLPA PROPOSALS

The owners' latest offer Wednesday raised the percentage of hockey-related revenue given to players. Initially, the NHL sought to drop the number from the current 57 percent to 43 percent.

PROJECTED SALARY CAPS

2012-13 58.0 (fixed)

2013-14 60.0 (fixed)

2014-15 62.0 (fixed)

2015-16 64.2 (projected)

2016-17 67.6 (projected)

2017-18 71.1 (projected)

>> In millions

According to ESPN.com’s Pierre LeBrun, here’s the breakdown of what the NHLPA is offering the owners:

FIRST THREE YEARS OF PROPOSED AGREEMENT

* Total payroll is fixed at $1.91 billion in Year 1; $1.98 billion in Year 2; and $2.1 billion in Year 3. Effectively, they are 2 percent, 4 percent and 6 percent raises.

FINAL TWO YEARS

* If revenue doesn’t adequately grow: NHL option to extend two more years at a payroll of $2.1 billion

* If revenue skyrockets: NHLPA option to extend two more years at $2.1 billion, plus 57 percent of new revenue only in years 4 and 5

If revenue falls in between, deal automatically extended two more years, as follows:

Year 4 = Year 3 share plus 54 percent of hockey-related revenue growth in Year 4

Year 5 = Year 4 share plus 54 percent of hockey-related revenue growth in Year 5

The players' offer fluctuates based on revenue growth.

Example: Based on historical revenue growth of 7.1 percent a year, the players' share would start at 54.3 percent in Year 1 and phase down to 52.3 percent in Year 5.

SUMMARY

- Owners will lock out players if no agreement before current CBA expires at 11:59 p.m. ET Saturday

- Expiring CBA provides players with 57 percent of hockey-related revenue

- Owners' latest proposal: Six-year deal starting at 49 percent and phasing down to 47 percent

- Players' latest proposal: Five-year deal starting at 54.3 and phasing down to 52.3 >>

>> Players are seeking fixed payroll; percentages based on historical growth figures

ECONOMICS IN THE NHL

* ESPN’s sports business reporter Darren Rovell says the NHL made $2.2 billion in revenue in the season before the last lockout and has increased its revenue every season since. The NHL made a record $3.3 billion last season.

* With the lockout looming, some teams are negotiating deals with free agents. Check out ESPN The Magazine NHL writer Craig Custance’s article on the situation.

FRIVOLITIES ON NHL LOCKOUTS

* Jaromir Jagr is the ONLY player to be a part of all four NHL work stoppages.

* ESPN's Darren Rovell asked NHL fans on his Twitter page (@darrenrovell) Sept. 13 if they would come back if the league misses the upcoming season. 76.5 percent (out of 230 votes) said they would.

TOP PLAYER SALARIES

* Five players are scheduled to make at least $8.5 million in salary this coming season (not including bonuses).

Per-Game

Ilya Kovalchuk $11.0 $134,000

Vincent Lecavalier $10.0 $121,951

Evgeni Malkin $9.0 $109,756

Alex Ovechkin $9.0 $109,756

Eric Staal $8.5 $103,658

>> Salary in millions

Notable Restricted Free-Agent Signings

Signed through 2012-13

Years Contract <<

Taylor Hall, EDM 7 $42.0

Tyler Seguin, BOS 6 $34.5

Jordan Eberle, EDM 6 $36.0

Max Pacioretty, MTL 6 $27.0

Wayne Simmonds, PHI 6 $23.85

Kyle Turris, OTT 5 $17.5

Brad Marchand, BOS 4 $18.0

>> Salary in millions

SINCE LAST LOCKOUT

Most Regular-Season Wins

Detroit 352

San Jose 339

Vancouver 329

New Jersey 326

Nashville 320

Fewest Playoff Games

Toronto 0

Columbus 4

Atlanta/Winnipeg 4

Islanders 5

Florida 7