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10-24-2012, 10:57 PM
Jack de la Hoya
Join Date: Jun 2011
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The players were earning beyond what the economics of the situation dictated. Why should the owners concede anything? The players need to come down-- not the owners.
It reminds me of a situation wherein someone was costing me personally more money due to their actions. I asked them to cease said actions and they came back with: "Oh yeah? What are you going to give me instead?"
A big fat nothing.
I think you missed the point--and that's a fairly simplistic way of putting it, no? The owners are spending beyond what the economics of the situation dictated. The economics of the situation are shaped by the NHL's decision to continue a fool's errand in some losing markets, etc.
All I was saying is, for all the NHL's posturing, the owners have yet to make a single concession from the current system on ANYTHING (not just the revenues)--yet it keeps presenting itself as the pliable party. Of course the revenue needs to be redistributed--everyone knows that, and the players latest proposal reflected that as well.
But on top of those splits, the NHL is seeking pretty tough restrictions on contract terms, less flexibility in free agency, etc. At minimum, it needs to punt on those issues, allow the players to keep the current terms there.
Anyway, my question still stands: has the NHL made a single concession from the existing system in exchange for the dramatic cutbacks and restrictions its asking the players to take?
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