Read: How The Cap Floor Needs To Change

In the NY Post, Larry Brooks writes that as part of getting players the full portion of their contract and lowering escrow payments, the league needs to make the salary floor a percentage of the salary cap instead of just making it $16 million below the cap.

Brooks says that the percentage should be set around 65% which it was around in the years right after the lockout.

Last year’s salary cap was $64.3 million and the floor was $48.3 million which was just over 75% of the cap.

Brooks adds “There’s this, too: Cap the players at 51 percent of hockey-related revenue but guarantee the players 49 percent. Combined with a lower floor, this diminishes the chance the league would ever have to issue make-whole checks to the union following any season.”