Make Whole, Not War (CBA & Lockout Discussion) XIX
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11-03-2012, 07:21 AM
Join Date: Dec 2010
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He has rightly pointed out that the owners got what they wanted the last time and they are now back at the table attempting to bully the NHLPA into accepting terms that would restrict players rights in the same way that the MLB operated before the Curt Flood decision.
And owners "getting what they wanted" caused a substantial increase in player income, even throughout a financial crisis in the country and league.
Maybe that should tell the players something.
And players rights are not being restricted at all. Contract structure is not a player right.
If this lockout is about "showing the NHL that the PA won't back down", and not actually about real issues, then Fehr and the NHLPA are shooting themselves in the foot. The longer this lockout goes on, the more likely it is that we will have these problems again in the future (and more cuts will need to be made), due to the damage and decreased revenue from this time off.
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