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09-11-2004, 09:33 AM
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How is saving the owners

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Originally Posted by Chelios
What I mean is that the NHLPA had an excellent oppertunity to put the owners in a really hard spot by putting a good offer on the table, forcing them to look like the bad guys by turning down a fair offer. Instead they make a joke offer and make themselves look bad in the public eye.
well over 200 million in their initial offer a joke?

If the players initially offered a roll back of 5% in salaries across the board they would more than likely roll back upwards of 10%, in all probability more than that.

I don't understand why we have to take responsibility out of the owners hads for agreeing to some of these outrageous contracts and start blaming the current situation on the players for asking for as much as they want. Isn't it still the owners responsibility to run their business making sound financial decisions?

Bottom line is that the offer was a good offer if you are looking to negotiate in good faith, it's only a joke offer if you are looking to force an agreement on the players.

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