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09-14-2012, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Grind View Post
I truly hope not.

Their proposal was far enough a way from the current frame work in the owners minds to be a non starter. If they so much as attempt to negotiate a cap removal we won't be seeing hockey for a very, very long time.
Agreed... but the one thing that has me both hopeful and concerned is that the discussions to date have been quite businesslike and nobody has really said that they were done talking. There have not been any nasty blowups or anything so it can be seen as a good thing or the calm before the storm.

Amazing how all these discussions are about splitting the HRR... no players have been asking about their safety or anything at all. Hmmm... and Biznasty had the gall to tweet that they were fighting for their future (and not the fans future). You'd think they would mention a little more about the concussions that have had an impact on the shortening of careers etc.

Not that the owners are off the hook here... they have their warts as well. In the owners defense though, they have made changes that are understandable and by changing the percentage points, they've shown a willingness to move.

Bettman should tell Fehr that hockey sticks don't grow on trees anymore. They're expensive!

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