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10-22-2012, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Gatorade View Post
Union members, more importantly their agents, figured out how to manipulate the last CBA.

Ever read Alan Walsh on twitter? The guy is a complete *******. It's clear what he is in it for. Money money money. None of these player reps give a crap about the game. They are lawyers hired to maximize profits for their clients.

A strong union is a nice idea but also means more greed and stupidity. NHL players are fun to watch play but they are also dumb and, for the most part, uneducated. Nearly all barely have high school level. They are so brain washed that they will dump 1.8billion dollars to make 200 million.

Roenick says he lost 8 million due to the last lockout. These guys are just dumb.
But my point stands. Roenick lost $8m when his weak union got pushed around. The owners knew they would get more the longer they waited. When they got the exact deal they wanted, ousted Goodenow and got their guy in place, they settled the lockout. A stronger union would have given a signal that a closer point was it, this is the max. Even now, the league has conceded much more than the last time. A bunch of quotes indicate they misjudged the players and Fehr. I think when all is said and done, we will look back and agree that a strong leadership and unified group sped up the bargaining process.

No doubt it wasn't fast enough for most fans, but a weak union resulted in a lost season. They are on the verge of a deal, because of Fehr, at least from a numbers standpoint. Owners are getting squirrely, they are breaking before the players and pushing Gary to work out a deal.

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