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09-16-2012, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by awfulwaffle View Post
This. The fact that the owners want to cut current salaries is a big deal. That won't fly, with anyone. That shouldn't even be an option. The management of the teams dug their own hole by giving the outrageous contracts. They need to take the heat for that, and pay the price for it. This lockout is going to take some time to fix, and I'm pissed off that both sides didn't go to the bargaining table sooner. They couldn't care less about the fans, they just want to fight over the money that is spent by us to enjoy the sport.
I disagree. Based on the freshly negotiated deals with NFL and NBA the market has been set that players should get 48-50% of revenues. The NHL is overpaying and all the NHLPA is doing is distract from that fact. They have no grounds to ask for more.

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