ESPN seems to be shifting away from siding w/ Bettman
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02-10-2005, 11:59 AM
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there's considerable question as to how much of that 24% would be eaten back up in just one season.
That question can only be raised in conjunction with the belief that the owners would go right back to spending $5m on the Marty Lapointe's of the world. If that is the case, then whose fault is it? If the players have offered to bring the salaries back to the level of a decade ago, and the owners then choose to get out of control AGAIN, why should the players be the ones who are paying? Owners complain that salaries have become out of control. And, yes, they are right. HOWEVER, if offered a redo, how can the owners blame anyone but themselves?
Essentially the players are offering a redo and the owners are saying "You know what? It does not matter. I am WILLINGLY going to go out and blow it all over again and make the same mistakes all over again".
The 24% is the redo. It should be then up to the owners to see that the same mistakes are not made again.
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