Blinkage, Linkage & Stinkage (CBA & Lockout Discussion) XVII
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10-28-2012, 04:20 PM
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No.....they think "This is where we are now....we aren't moving too far from that."
The NHL was overjoyed they got the split in the last CBA. Well you got it....now you have to negotiate to get it changed.
That's how it works. We're at 10, they want us at 5. Ehhhhh....we'll dip to 8 but that's it. Now if you STARTED at 8...you'd dip to 6. So it isn't that anyone thinks they're worth 8...it has everything to do with the fact they're currently at 10. Knawmeen?
The NHL wanted to be where we are right now...so to move off of those numbers, it isn't going to be easy. Has nothing to do with what they think they are worth, it has everything to do with how far off from the status quo you can get the other side to go.
Or the NHL gave in to get the cap last time. yes, i am sure they were overjoyed to agreeing to pay 57%
Starting at 57% was a starting point to show how it wasnt a fair deal for the NHL. Thats how negotiations work.
You say negotiate yet the NHLPA refuses to negotiate off the NHL offers. They arent even being given a chance to negotiate even off the old CBA because that not what Fehr wants to do. He wants to change everything.
IF, i will repeat that again, IF the NHLPA was ok with negotiating off the old CBA, all their proposals would be based off a drop in percentage.
However they are trying to completely rewrite the last CBA so they get fixed raises essentially. The players want guaranteed salaries and raises no matter revenues. Thats the problem
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