Around the League 2012-12 I: Gary and Donald sitting in a tree
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09-16-2012, 04:20 PM
Join Date: Jul 2003
As slimy as Bettman can be, he actually is the one that has been telling the truth here. He has flat out stated that the league thinks they are paying the players too much and they want the league to reduce it.
Meanwhile, every single NHLPA offer this far has the players making the $1.87 billion they are making today plus an annual raise. Have Fehr or any player stated they want to make more money than they currently are? No. They pretend they are the reasonable ones here while their offers are as unreasonable as Bettmans initial offer.
I blame both sides for not being able to get it done, but right now it seems to me that players are more unreasonable. It should be obvious a deal around 50/50 is analogous to every other sport and would be fair to both sides. NHL is at around 47% now. Players are still at 57%.
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