Aug 11, 2012, 10:18 PM EDT
The Nashville Predators aren’t the only team that will need to eat some big signing bonuses even if the lockout happens.
If a lockout happens, the next “cash call” could reportedly happen in November.
Walters details how the franchise is paying off those first fees:
With those bonuses due, a little birdie says, virtually all of the Wild’s 11 limited partners last week agreed to commit to a total capital call of $10 million. Principal partner Craig Leipold is expected to fund the remaining $10 million.
Earlier tonight, PHT passed along a story featuring an insider who believes that this CBA negotiation’s biggest battle is between big and small market owners, rather than owners and players.
Hearing details like these – and noting all the money the Predators owe Shea Weber this year, whether he gets on the ice or not – makes one wonder which owners aren’t quite so thrilled to back a lockout.
(H/T to George Malik.)
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