Problem is, that offer is off the table and in what form could that offer make a future appearance, if at all?
Make whole won't be coming back at $300M.
all i hear is charlie brown's teacher when it comes to this stuffs.
If anything's been proven in the past (recent and otherwise), it's that both sides don't care that the fans are pissed, so using that as a rationale for not cancelling the season is faulty. Secondly, not one prediction based on logic has been proven true. Both sides, when given the chance, manage to shoot themselves in the foot.
Football owners & players were smart. Once things got close to causing a loss of games, they realized the gravy train they had and came to a deal. Basketball was a little more foolish and lost a month but then settled. Hockey continues to go crazy. All this optimism in the press but I don't see a deal happening this year. There is too much ego and stupid involved in hockey.
making goalies fair game would be asking for major injuries. why not just disallow them from passing the puck instead?
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It will end up being the players that cave IMHO, for the majority of owners having an NHL franchise is a side business not their main stream of incoming, for each player that went to other leagues, there are 5 that didn't, at some point that group will want to get back to earning money, it's just a question of how long they tow the NHLPA line.
And the owners make their offer:
NHL presents new offer as time runs short, player source says - ESPN
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HockeyBuzz.com - Eklund - Sources: NHL and NHLPA to Meet on Friday Movement on Key Issues. (E5)
Eklund is reporting (as are a few other news outlets now) that a new offer was made yesterday by the NHL. 6 year player contracts and the Make Whole Clause still at $300 million. I doubt the players take it. Ferh has done a masterful job at getting better and better offers simply by saying no. I think there will ultimately be a season, but I think the deal is going to be a last minute thing. If the season is lost then I think Ferh is going to know he overplayed his hand and the players will get nowhere near what is being offered right now.
If a buyout is offered it makes me wonder if there is a player the Kings would end buying out.
Last edited by AllenA07; December 28th, 2012 at 07:09 AM.