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.”