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10-26-2012, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by -31- View Post

I don't consider having 13% of all existing contracts being held off the cap reasonable, do you?

And no, I don't think it's reasonable for the NHL to go to 50% immediately forcing the players to take an immediate reduction.

I wish that one side would have came in with the 50-50 split phased in, like we all know they are going to agree on eventually.
Again, why do PA proposals have to be bullseyes and not starting points? A 43% split isn't reasonable but the players were expected to counter that, which they did with 54%. It's all steps along the way, but players get punished for their path. Why is the league always offended by negotiations? Professional bargainers and lawyers. Generalisimo Bettman forgot his roots.

Why not counter with a 5% exemption, settle at 6.5/8%? I don't intend to always come off as a player apologist, but they get railroaded for anything that isn't surrender.

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