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09-23-2012, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by squidz View Post
People keep bringing this sort of thing up and it's bewildering. Where do you guys get the idea that any of this relates to the current situation in any way shape or form? The CBA ended this year because the players demanded that they be given the option to end it this year. The players demanded, and received, the out clause which was used to terminate the existing CBA and to initiate the discussion of a new one. In what universe does your quoted comment have any relevance other than some weak attempt at slander towards the owners?
ummm wasn't it something like this tho

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The CBA is six years in duration (through the 2010-11 season) with the NHLPA having the option to re-open the agreement after Year Four (after the 2008-09 season). The NHLPA also has the option of extending the CBA for an additional year at the end of the term.
http://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=26366

in this case NHLPA could have axed it last year but they chose not to, owners i think were pissed because it meant another year of players getting a raise.

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