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09-16-2004, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by True Blue
Disagree. The players HAVE compromised. Offering to roll back salaries to 1994 levels, a stiff luxury tas system, adding a 4th year for first year players as well as reducing entry level salaries ARE a compromise and a step in the right direction. The owners (or Bettman) have not budged and have not offered to compromise anything. It is not the players that have to realize that both sides are going to have to give, it is just Bettman.
I didn't know the players offerred to roll back salaries to 1994 levels , I thought I read they agreed to a 5 percent rollback. I don't disagree with you that the players have made a 'better' attempt at the negotiations up to this point. I also feel that the luxury tax system can work. I still feel that this will never be resolved if neither side is willing to compromise more. I would strongly doubt that the eventual agreement will be exactly what the owners currently propose or exactly what the players currently propose.

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