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I think the most important part of any CBA agreement would have to be the owners being protected from each other.
We can all pretty much agree that the last CBA started off as an almost 100% win for the owners as a whole. The crafty GMs funded by owners who want to be better than 'competitive' figured out ways around the restrictions (as they most likely always will).
In my eyes these lockouts and work stoppages always seem to be the bottom half of the league going to war with 'the power pack' as someone else termed them.
We as fans are the ones that suffer.
Usually being a positive thinker, I've now come to the conclusion that I just don't give a damned what they do. This childish bickering has gone on too long. I've finally come to the sad conclusion that we won't be seeing hockey this season. Some felt that a little lay-off time would be good for the Kings, as they went so long into the playoffs. Guess those who flew the coop for other teams aren't so rested now.
Whole mess is pure BS and I'm hating them all.
But, nope, Fehr is really just Goodenow Sr., stall, say the other guys is stalling, playing his games, destroying his clients careers, etc.
We've seen it all before.
Last edited by Bogey; October 31st, 2012 at 10:46 AM.
This is basically the only chance the owners can give players pay cuts. Since the last CBA was flawed because no one could predict what would happen, they need to fix it. Balance things out. And the players need to live with it. My mother had her pay cut twice already by the government, but she's happy she still has a job AND a solid pay in these times. She isn't happy but she definitely prefers working over bitching.
Maybe that was the NHL's "Last offer"...maybe this is what they are prepared to accept and nothing else (it seems like it to me). THEY are the ones running the league and THEY are the ones able to lock out the season. I'm sure this gives them the advantage to have the "last offer". And it's completely reasonable.Originally Posted by VF
Anyone else find it funny how the NHL keeps tabulating the amount of "lost revenue" as they cancel games even though their argument appears to be that they are saving money by not playing which is why they need a better deal?
The players could have had $360M of that if they had just signed on the line that's dotted, as Blake (Alec Baldwin's character) from Glengarry Glen Ross said.
Instead, they get whatever lovely Europe and the AHL bring them.
Hope they're diggin' it.