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10-16-2012, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Inferno View Post
thoughts? the guy writing that piece is a joke. its drivel. it isn't a lose lose scenario...what is a lose-lose scenario? no proposals, no movement, no talk. exactly what we've seen the NHLPA do this entire time. NHL is losing the PR battle only because the players are who the fans cheer for on a nightly basis, we are predisposed to want them to win. The NHL would win the PR battle because of how overwhelmingly stupid it would be to not use this as the starting point of a final contract. don't take the immediate 50/50, phase it in over 2 or 3 years...change a few of the contract lengths, and get the season started.

If I were the PA I'd ask for at least 1 year of phasing in, maybe tack on an extra year to the end of the CBA as a concession (I get the feeling the NHL would like a longer CBA rather than shorter), and negotiate over some of the contract restrictions

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