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08-27-2012, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by MarkGio View Post
We both know that NHLPA didn't discuss a new CBA until they looked over the books. The NHLPA has finally exercised it's right to audit the owner's and this is a lengthy process. There was a growing speculation that Bettman was pushing for early negotiations before the audit so that way the NHLPA either (a) looks bad for delaying negotiations or (b) doesn't have enough time to find discreprencies in the books.

Sure the players want more money, but they didn't propose an insulting offer that guarantees a lock-out. Honestly, what would you have the players do; accept the owner's offer just so we can have hockey this year? That offer was a greedy disgrace of the negotiation process!
The could have atleast heard what the league was looking for they simply choose to do nothing.

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