10/26 - NHLPA Statement from Don Fehr
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10-29-2012, 01:21 AM
Veni Vidi Toga
Join Date: Jul 2003
They offered a salary freeze, and opponents have seized on that as de-linkage. That is just ridiculous.
We have seen the league weather a decade that saw the worst financial crisis since the great depression and never see revenue growth less than 5% and it actually was starting to hit 9%.
How you can look at at that and think delinking in order to freeze salaries or give 1 and 2% raises for a few years is too risky to warrant the owners taking the risk of saving a few hundred million year from the 57% previously paid is beyond me. If revenue growth pretty much stays on track as the economy begins to improve those increases seem certain and not even disputed by owners.
This is seizing on a buzzword cliche out of context and then missing the forest for the trees.
But again, if thats the issue, why not ask then for the players to once again absolve the owners of any risk by making them have to use different numbers if revenues dont grow as usual?
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