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11-11-2012, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by arsmaster View Post
It's a lockout not a strike.

The context of the matter is the players were willing to operate under the previous CBA while continuing to negotiate a new CBA.

The league and it's owners (teams) continued to operate under the Old CBA right up until Sept 15th, signing players to long term contracts the day before crying poor and locking out their players (and fans).

- bob Mackenzie has a decent article on the "make whole" provision that describes it for whoever was looking for the definition above.

I find the "make whole" provision to be laughable.

Yes you'll slow the rate of getting to 50-50, but the contracts these owners signed "in good faith" will probably be irrepapareably lessened by the HRR loses incurred due to the owners lockout.

If the owners sign a contract to a player for a set rate should owe hat player all his money - the rollbacks are a joke.

I don't think they are close to a deal at all.
No team will ever again operate under a CBA that is set to expire in 1 year. Especially, or specifically because the NHLPA head is Don Fehr.

The NHL made that extremely clear and wanted to negotiate well ahead of this point. The dates the NHL approached the NHLPA is very important.

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