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11-12-2012, 10:37 AM
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DutchShamrock
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Originally Posted by Riche16 View Post
I agree with the sentiment of your post but I can't for the life of me get why the NHLPA feels that their players should be making a higher percentage of revenue than the other big 3 sports when hockey is AT BEST #4 in popularity and revenue generating. "
I'm not sure the players ultimately felt they were getting more than the other sports on this cba. Yes, they bargained that way but isn't that how this works? That was the one thing the union had to minimize the league demands on player rights. You can't just concede your cut without bargaining other areas, not with bettman. Even now with the economic issues wrapping up, he says no more, enough give and take, accept contract rules. The players bargained their cut away for make whole, now bettman is squeezing without pa leverage.

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