2012 CBA Discussion III (Lockout Talk)
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11-12-2012, 12:26 PM
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I have been wondering the same thing since this started.
I must be naive, but I can't for the life of me think why NBC hasn't given the players and the owners a hard deadline. NHL simply cannot be that big a crown jewel for NBC can it? If it was NFL, yes. But NHL in USA??????
The NHL got a 10 year deal partially on the premise that all of its issues would be solved in the upcoming CBA negotiations.
Doesn't matter what anyone of us believe. NBC gives the NHL an ultimatum : Settle by Nov 1st or we cancel the deal ?
Players win by a landslide and it isn't even close. NHL would have to give into every one of the players demands to get the deal done by then. There's no threat to the players to settle in that event.
NBC knew there was a possibility of losing the season. That's why they got the "free" year tagged on at the end in the event the season was lost.
It's also not out of the realm of possibility that the longer this goes, that NBC would be better off with a lost season. Pay $200 million for a 48 game season or $200 million for 0 games with a free 88 games tagged onto the end (accounting for expansion there
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