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10-27-2012, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by marcel snapshot View Post
Meanwhile, Bettman acts like a banana republic dictator (though that's probably unkind to banana republic dictators), saying that every dollar we once promised to pay you is now worth $0.76 cents (upped now to $0.88). Is there anything more contrary to the straight-shooting, no BS, look-you-in-the-eye culture of hockey than shaking hands on a deal and weeks later saying each dollar we promised is now worth around $0.80. Talk about a weasel. If the league's bargaining posture were a player, he would definitely be Alex Burrows or Brad Marchand.
The CBA is quite clear, players get paid 82% (or 86%) of their salary when paid. It's been like that for the past seven years. Players really have no excuse for not "knowing" this. Then at the end of the year, they get a portion of what's left based on HRR. The owners have offered a deal where this would happen once again, it's just that the chance of getting back the extra kept in escrow is lower.

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