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10-17-2012, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Hollywood Couturier View Post
It's disappointing, but in a sense, he's quite correct. The players are still losing a chunk of money without getting anything in return. It seems to me that the owners would need to move to liberalize some contract provisions, rather than impose pretty significant restrictions, in order to get the players to bite. The new revenue sharing comes completely out of the players old share--with room to spare.

At minimum, they'd had to drop all these new demands re: longer RFA periods--and at least impose a more reasonably contract limit.

I just don't see the carrot for the players here, other than the obvious ability to get the season going.

Still, disappointing. I'd hoped the NHLPA would keep its critique in-house and simply make a counter.

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Originally Posted by McNasty View Post
This was never going to be THE deal. Of course there are things the players don't love about it, because they don't gain anything in exchange for giving up 7% of the pie. Hopefully this leads to some serious bargaining over the next week or so.
Yeah, basically this.

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