The Lockout Thread Part I
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10-26-2012, 03:05 PM
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Reports are that the NHL will cancel all November games this afternoon.
Reports be correct. November is toast.
My thought is that the owners are fully prepared to lose another season to get what they want. If that happens, players lose 100% of salary less whatever they are making overseas, which I'm guessing in all but maybe a few Russian cases is less than here. A 12% cut/rollback/whatever you want to call it over 6 years is a 72% loss (more or less).
Somewhere between losing the whole season and 72% over 6 has to be an answer.
As to supporting the concept of the players being guaranteed their contract, I'm not sure I agree. If you want to be part of a union, then you need to do what the union votes on. If the better good is to sacrifice 12% of existing contracts to get a deal done then so be it. Seems like the players want it both ways, a right to be individuals as well as part of a group that dictates many aspects of scheduling, (re)alignment, etc. I don't think that is right.
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