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08-30-2012, 04:26 PM
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Nail hit directly on head!
Fehr and the players offered to play while this is getting worked out, it was Bettman who said no deal Sep 15, no hockey.
If the owners are so bent on helping the "small markets" then lower the % to around 50-52% and let the larger markets share some of their revenues like other sports do.
I was firmly on the owners side in '04, but like stated above, they got what they wanted (players totally caved) and 8 years later with revenues almost tripling in that time, it's still not enough for them....I have 0 sympathy for them this time and am glad the union has a guy like Fehr who won't let them get steamrolled by these greedy bahstards again.
Why should the owners be more generous with revenue sharing than they have to? Why should that be plan A for them? I mean, I think they'll eventually have to settle there (NHL revenue sharing is the weakest in major sports, IINM) but why would they do anything other than try to reduce the players' share as much as possible at this point in the process?
Obviously you hope they settle it by 9/15, but until that day comes they've got no reason to negotiate the players' side for them by pushing revenue sharing.
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