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10-16-2012, 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by BK201 View Post
doesn't make sense no pressure on the players and leaves them less to negotiate with.
the players were prepared to go an entire year again. That should have been evident when they hired fehr.

all the NHL's first offer did was create animosity and waste 2 months. The players wanted to start their negotiating point at the old equilibrium, perfectly reasonable, one might argue they should have started asking for more. The owners started their negotiations at +14%HRR to the owners. It was too much. Everyone can tell that the eventual deal will be somewhere between 50%-53%, likely scaling down from around 55%-57% to minimize the hit on existing contracts, with those savings ideally going to just the teams that need it through an increased/improved revenue sharing plan. It's the only logical solution. If the owners had started with this reasonable proposal, we'd be watching NHL hockey today, and none of the public damage would have been done.

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