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12-13-2004, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Kodiak
I agree that Brooks goes over the top in his rhetoric (it's a requirement in his paper), but he has a valid point. No matter how you look at it, a 24% salary rollback is a HUGE concession. The players rightfully and legally bargained for that money. To say giving back nearly a quarter of that is a trick is a slap in the face to every player that is willing to take the loss to get the NHL going again. If Bettman and Co. just ignore this, it will create a rift between players and owners that might be too big to bridge.
i just have a hard time respecting anything brooks writes. it seems to me he has an agenda againts bettman. (Yes TB i know TSN has an agenda againts the players)

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