Who's side are you on if you were forced to pick sides? The owners? ... or the NHLPA?
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10-09-2012, 05:58 AM
Join Date: Dec 2006
Originally Posted by
Protest the Hero
I'd go with the NHLPA because they're only millionaires opposed to billionaires. As long as they stop pretending to be normal people suffering without any money.
The average salary is indeed well over a million, in fact closer to $2.8M.
However, people need to realize that the career of most players is relatively short. Average 5-6 years. Most, not all, but most had to sacrifice other opportunities to get to the bigs, and the prospect of having an after-career at anywhere near these incomes is near zero.
The bottom line for me is that in 2005, the owners got the salary cap system they were seeking. With a few tweaks, they should be good to renew, but they are being very overly-ambitious instead,
It is not a moral issue for me. All actors in this play are entitled to look out for themselves. But I think the owners' original position is further from the optimal settlement point than the players' original position was.
Just my opinion.
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