2012 CBA Discussion III (Lockout Talk)
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10-25-2012, 03:48 PM
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I'm starting to wonder if the the goal really is to have hockey on the ice and be financially sound. That was the justification for players conceeding last time and here we are again. Forget what they are saying and look at what they are doing- one side locking out the other and refusing to open the door unless they dictate what proposal to start negotiating from. Do owners have anything to give or will they just negotiate about how much they are willing to take?
I agree that I haven't seen a smidgen of give from the NHL. Understanding of course, that the CBA that the league has operated with for the last eight seasons is CENTER. Not halfway between the difference of both sides' proposals.
The PA gets blame too. Not negotiating when they could. Hiring Fehr. Interpreting every act of the NHL as an attack on them. The NHL's concerns ARE valid and need to be treated thus.
And then we get this crap today... Well,whatever.
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