Make Whole, Not War (CBA & Lockout Discussion) XIX
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11-03-2012, 04:41 AM
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I still don't agree with you on this whole 'lockout to end lockouts' business.
Again, while not morally justified, at least the owners are predictable. If you look at the current situation, the league is looking at tweaks so they are actively trying to save the season.
Right now the NHL is agreeing to honour the face value of contracts that they don't have a legal obligation to honour, and negotiating against itself - and you think this is precedent for another similar situation after the end of the next CBA? If they are right and these tweaks fix things, they will have almost no financial incentive to go for another clawback.
Not only that, but you have no idea what the financial situation will be at the end of the next CBA. Maybe profits become so high league-wide that the players feel like they have to strike to get a bigger piece. That's their right - just as it's the owner's right to try to make them take a smaller piece.
That's fine, mossey. We're both speculating. You have a good basis for your conclusion. There's only one way to find out.
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