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10-27-2012, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Fugu View Post
In fact, there was a lot of grumbling over the escrow structure. I don't recall all the details, but apparently Saskin made an agreement with the NHL as a side letter to the CBA in how that would be implemented. I think that along with the failure to use the escalator, among other things, led to his removal.
I don't know much about Saskin, but if he was smart enough to not use the escalator, he was much better the NHLPA than Fehr. He at least understood it wasn't good for the group, only a select few (highest paid). The select few probably got him fired.

I know that there was grumblings about escrow, but it was more of a punch line for fans than the battle cry to "honor all contracts". Seems like nobody knew that most of the contracts were honored. Maybe a few 1 or 2 year deals were payed in full, but all long term deals have not been paid 100%.

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