2012 Lockout Discussion Thread
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09-28-2012, 08:58 AM
Bob Cole "Chef"lee
Join Date: Mar 2010
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Why is this term "caved" thrown around so much? People say the players were not unified last time...huh? We lost a year of hockey because they were unified.
My view is the players came to a "realization" that there was going to be a new framework (cap), and that they should negotiate the best deal they could so as to not lose anymore paychecks. Why does nobody point to the fact that the owners said to the players "we need a cap, go with us on this, and you will do very well". Hmmmm...kinda went that way - didn't it?
The very deal they supposedly "caved" on is one that they are fighting tooth and nail to preserve. The business owners feel they got the numbers wrong, and are paying too much - and want to change it this time around...pretty simple to me. Now the players can "cave", and we can have a season
Yea spot on TC
The players are fixated on the "moment" of the last CBA transaction When they took a rollback and accepted the cap. The only flaw with the logic is that as time passed the deal slanted heavily towards the players and a handful of owners at the top. The players lost the HARD FOUGHT battle but won the war
now it wasn't all bad the CBA created a solid base for competitive balance and hope for all fan bases but it also created large fiscal disparity between the players and have owners vs the many have not owners. Now here we sit.
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