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10-06-2012, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by impudent_lowlife View Post
To bust the union would be to rid the NHL of the NHLPA entirely. If that happens say good-bye to the NHL as you know it: no entry draft; no entry level contracts; no RFAs; etc.

Let's say the (8) owners and Bettman "win" this fight and the new CBA is a 50/50 split and a 20% rollback on all contracts along with their wanted changes to ELC and UFA terms. When this contract expires, what stops the owners from demanding more? Capitulation is decapitation.
I was exaggerating in my previous comment about "busting" the union...

What I meant to say was that the NHLPA could be be cut down to size a little bit.

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