2012-13 Lockout Discussion Part V: The "Back to square one" Edition
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10-19-2012, 01:24 PM
Join Date: Oct 2012
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Then get a new system. Is it working or not? It's not a matter of a few percentage points. One day the league won't maintain this pace so they need relief. The next, the union should sign this deal because 5% growth is feasible. In year 6, 50% is going to put the floor way over the current level. The poor teams will still drown. This isn't a fix.
The league pushed to bad markets. They prop up weak franchises instead of moving north. Players get no say in this.
Are contracts guaranteed? When Yashin didn't play a year, he got zero dollars AND owed the sens another year. The league expects the players to hold up their end. If a player took off 12% of the games no one on their right mind would think he deserves 100% of the money.
Legal or not, the players want the full value of these deals. It's what makes them comfortable giving up every single other demand. Everyone needs some kind of "win". Some way to maintain some dignity.
It's not about millionaires, it's about human nature.
This concept is lost.
Its the principle of it. Money figures come and go.
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