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11-01-2012, 04:16 PM
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DutchShamrock
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It's stupid to make the rich man/losing money argument. It's a business venture, making money is not a guarantee. That's not the issue, only support for your stance.

The owners want more of the money, the players want their share phased down. Once they settle on how each side gets to that point, we will have hockey. Unfortunately, the two sides have an amount of money they will part with and a time line before they throw their hands up and say, "ok this is as good as it gets."

The aftermath is key. The rest of the lockout is details. These guys need to work together. Bettman well and truly sucks and impossible to trust. Unlike many people I think the union strength will help labor stability in the future... skip this step where the will of the player is tested. This needs to be the last CBA with the current system. They'll lose two years next time if the same approach is taken, and rest assured, the same problems will exist in 6 years. Start working on a new system earlier.

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