2012-2013 Lockout Discussion Thread
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09-05-2012, 10:22 AM
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: New York
"Management rights" as in unilateral authority concerning realignment, schedule, playoff format. Apparently the "partnership" is over.
Brooks is back from vacation and is crying again about the NHL CBA.
The NHL owners are the bosses. Its their league.
I learned a big lesson: It's not a partnership. It's their league, and you are going to play when they want
," he said.
Today, Guerin has hindsight and his experience serves as a giant caution to any player who thinks losing a game, much less an entire season, to this lockout is a good idea. His message is simple: Get what you can; start playing; you are not going to win what you think.
"It is not worth it to any of them to burn games or to burn an entire year. Burning a year was ridiculous," Guerin said. "It wasn't worth me giving up $9 million a year, or 82 games plus the playoffs, then having a crappy year and being bought out.... Guys in the NBA making $15 million or however much better think long and hard about this."
"We could have waited two years and they would have waited us out --
I would have given an extra 2 percent back to play that year
," Guerin said. "When you are in the heat of battle, and you are fired up, you don't think what they are doing is right.
But it's not about what is right or wrong -- it's their league. It's theirs
. I feel, personally, I didn't like guys giving up a year of their career, for what? A few less bucks? Guys are making more money now than they ever have."
The "partnership" exists between the owners. Its their job to help each other. Dolan,Snider,Jacobs,Molson,whoever owns the Leafs today,Wirtz. Those guys.
The Players’ propose that they partner with the high-income teams to provide targeted funding for the distressed teams and owners. But the players won’t and shouldn’t have to do this alone. The higher income teams need to share far more with the lower revenue teams. The Players will do their part; will the owners?
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