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11-01-2012, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by crazyforhockey View Post
since the players dont use the strike process (yet)

then it comes down to whether Bettman and owners want to give up their biggest club to forcing their agenda....

bottom line------ no way the NHL ever agrees to that
They had a strike in 94.

I agree that the NHL doesn't want to give up its club. However, publicizing a PA proposal of a similarly worded clause to be attached to the CBA would be a major PR victory. I tried to puzzle together a mechanism that would hurt both sides a little to provide an incentive to come to agreement. It just annoys me no end that the legal community (union and management) buys into a mechanism, strike/lockout, that hurts both sides in the long run. They really need something/someone to break up the group think around work stoppages because the thinking has become detached from reality (works against the self-interest of both sides in all cases, no matter who wins).

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