NHLPA President Trevor Linden's Column on the CBA
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09-13-2004, 07:11 PM
Join Date: Apr 2004
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Owners can't collude, but agents representing the players can talk to each other all they want for the purpose of comparable salaries. Seems like a slanted playing field to me there.
Baseball tried collusion once and had to pay out to the players effected. If the current situation of players signing for below market value and not chasing money existed without an impending labor stop I'm sure the NHLPA would be making the same calims.
The only reason that I side with the owners on this one is that they have at least shown some kind of desire to fix things. They recognize that the problem was of their own making and are attempting to rectify the situation. The PA seems to believe, contrary to all evidence that everything was fine and that the gravy train would roll on forever. Time to wake up.
Agreed. I have no trust in Bettman and co, but I still side with them on this issue. My fondest dream is Bettman puts his resignation on the negotiating table.
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