Bettmen and Goodenow met in new york TODAY Dec 3rd!!!!
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12-06-2004, 02:59 PM
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They can't because a luxury tax is a non-starter and they know this perfectly well. It is old news by months.
Proposing a more severe form of a system that has been already been rejected on a fundamental level? How else can this be interpreted as anything but a symbolic offer?
What? So becuase luxury tax is a non-starter for Bettman, so it must be? Why can't Bettman's idea that there MUST be a $31m hard cap be considered a "non-starter" as well?
And, since we are looking at it from the other side, won't any proposal by the league that has a hard cap be considered nothing more than a symbolic offer here?
The NHLPA should not even be making this proposal to begin with. Bettman never replied to the other one. In a negotiation, one has to actually be willing to negotiate for it to be successful. Otherwise, you do not have a negotiation (as you do not in this case). If Bettman thinks that all he has to do is sit on his mountian and wait until he sees a proposal that he likes, then kiss the NHL good-bye. Permanently.
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