The lockout thread
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10-04-2012, 10:00 PM
Join Date: Feb 2012
When you think about it there's two issues that are stopping this from being done.
The first issue is the owner's want a cut back the first year, the players aren't willing to do that, they are willing to cut back over the next few years, but the owners want a cut back right now.
Second issue is both sides are afraid to show weakness by providing an offer. Remember in 04 when the NHLPA offered the 24% roll back like the NHL wanted? No deal was made because the NHL took their deal and essentially said "thank you, we'll take this and put it in our filing cabinet, what else can you give us?" it sucks but that's the reality, they're afraid to offer something significant, now.
I personally don't see how this lockout can be longer than the last one, in 04-05 there were a lot of things that needed to be changed, the game of hockey was hurting and needed changes to make it better, this time it's all about which slice of the pie everyone gets and when, I still think the season will start by Thanksgiving, but we'll see.
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