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10-26-2012, 04:22 PM
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That is why we are here now. The players did not want to negotiate at all. Why would they when they get 57%. Start the season and the players hit 57% and refuse to negotiate during the season, more 12 year deals. Players then offer to have one more year at 57% while they negotiate again.

League realises it's just getting Charlie Browned. Then this time next year we are back here again. All you are doing is postponing the lockout one year.
If the players were willing to go to 50% next season, in exchange for keeping their rights (FA, contract length, arbitration etc.) do you think they'd have a deal right now?

Right or wrong, the NHLPA feels it would be locked out regardless, no matter what concessions they make short of everything the league wants. That seems pretty consistent with what went on last time and is going on right now, I have a hard time blaming them for that.

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