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10-04-2012, 06:13 PM
Join Date: Jul 2003
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For some reason you hold the position that the players should be thankful for what they get, and shut up and cash their paychecks. That is absolute nonsense, and an absolutely unreasonable position to take.
The players are not being very smart here. They
take what they can get, just like everyone else right now. What are they going to do, miss a season on principle? For "future" players? Ask O'Neill or Modano how that worked out. Two seasons? If that happens, they'll be some job losses because some teams would go bye-bye. Teams are for sale left and right, and it's for a reason. You think some of those owners wouldn't see that as an opportunity to get out? They want out already.
Thing is, no matter what the players do, they can't win this. It doesn't matter who is at fault. If the PA was fighting with the NHL about safety, benefits, retirement, or other employment issues, they'd stand a chance. They will never stand a chance, however, when it's about money. You aren't going to win that battle against people who are in the top .00001% of businessmen. Guys like Fehr come along, and try to get the most they can. Well, if this isn't solved in the next few weeks, I can guarantee that the players would make more money with me negotiating for them rather than the Fehr brothers.
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