Roster Thoughts and Offseason Speculation for the 2012-2013 Season III
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09-13-2012, 12:40 PM
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: North Texas
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I have no problem with the NHLPA asking for a lot.
They caved on everything last time
and the owners are trying to take even more. It sucks that we'll likely lose all or most of the season but they can't get run over again.
The players would have been better off taking the final offer from the owners before the lockout than the one they signed after losing a whole season.
Why do they want to repeat the same thing again? Everyone on the planet knew that 57% was never going to happen in the next CBA as far back as 2 years ago. Why is the NHLPA shocked that they NHL wants a 50/50 split?
The owners can sit around and continue to make their millions/billions without the NHL. How are the players going to continue to make their millions without the NHL?
What are the chances the players will get 57% in the next CBA with a season lost? What are the chances that the revenues will stay up at the current level with another lost season?
The NHLPA needs to wake up and realize that they really are overpaid for their services. If they weren't, then they would be playing overseas. The NHLPA needs to work on getting a 10-12 year CBA so that they next rollback won't happen as quickly. Salary rollbacks aren't going to stop any time soon for large business. It happens in all sectors, just usually with layoffs instead of salary reductions. How many people would rather have a salary reduction versus being fired? Especially if you are making 7 figures.
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