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03-20-2012, 03:17 PM
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I think some people undervalue the fact that NHL is the only of the big 4 in NA to have 100% garanteed contracts. If the players want to keep them, they will have to give in something. And that amnesty clause just might be it.
In my experience, you negotiate for new parameters, and do not concede what you already have.

Why would the players even allow the concept of guaranteed contracts to be added to the negotiations?

The pre-negotiations set the agenda. This is the way union negotiations are held.

I know that this is the NHL and all bets are off, but.... I just do not see adding a fundamental issue that has been earned to be put back on the table.

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