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08-16-2012, 01:04 AM
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LadyJet26
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Originally Posted by KingBogo View Post
I've been through the bargaining process a couple of times (obviously not under the same glare as this) but you always put things in the proposal you knew you would never get. Both sides did it. You would then show "good faith" by giving up what you knew you wouldn't get. Eventually you get down to the core issues and then it can get pretty messy. But even then you have a list of most important to least and where the line in the sand is. At some point something gives and things can fall into place relatively quickly. Paperwork and specific #'s are a non issue once the main negotiators come to an agreement. They will have legions of number crunchers and lawyers to dot the I's and cross the T's. Of course those who sign the pay-checks get more of their wants, but that's pretty much how life goes.
These *******s shouldn't have waited until freaking August to start negotiations. I'm sorry but players who want a season next year shouldn't have taken time off. Same with the NHL and the PA

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