Signing bonuses as in lockout protection? That's not something a cash strapped owner with attendance issues can afford. Honestly, could not blame him. I also don't think it would be right for players to demand more (whether it's increasing the 50% which I already think it's too high, out widening the net on what counts as HRR), while making sure that they get paid up front. And, of course, it's just the elite prima donnas that will be getting these bonuses while the other 90% will be the ones losing their jobs to younger and younger players.