2012-13 Lockout Discussion Part IV (UPDATE: "The Union took a step backward")
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10-19-2012, 07:57 AM
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Elmira NY
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first off, double standards. The NHL can put out insulting deals, and players are expected to negotiate off that to get to the middle. The players make moderate proposals and they are greedy ****** because it isn't the middle. Why can't the league counter a union proposal. Gary stole parts of the last CBA from the union, he can incorporate elements of these offers. These guys are getting pushed and they are willing to go for the ride, but for some reason no one wants them to get a say on how fast. Why can't Gary come back and say, "we'll cap escrow, or we'll phase the cap to 50/50". He gets a pass when he conceives these snake-like deals. Its on the union to work with that, but the league can't figure out a way to honor contracts. Its so one way on this board... for the simple fact that the players can just cave in so fans get their fix.
News flash folks, this cycle won't end until the owners find a modicum of respect for the power of the union. The league botched this with the first offer then locks out.
As far as I'm concerned an excellent post. Minnesota--always a cheapskate organization gives Suter and Parise outrageous contracts and then wants to get some of the money back--ditto with Snyder in Philadelphia always a hardliner as far as owner's go signing his players to super long term deals--trying to poach Weber with a cap circumventing deal. The owners got the CBA they wanted and from day one have been trying to outdo each other figuring out ways to get around it. Whenever a new deal gets worked out--there is no reason to believe they're all of a sudden going to be able to control themselves--to honor the deal that they made.
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