Bob McKenzie: NHL doesn't need max contract length
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11-12-2012, 11:16 PM
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Daly stated that they were completely open to negotiating the make whole provision at that time. It is also on Fehr and the players that they didn't explore the option of the owners paying for make whole at that time. There was nothing stopping them from negotiating for it but as everyone is aware of Don keeps proposing delinked proposals so who really knows if the players would have accepted even if it was on the table.
The one thing that hasn't changed is that at the time Bettman had said there was wiggle room on the Make Partial provision, but the other items had to be accepted. That seems to be a continuing theme. One can only hope that both sides will only dig on the things truly necessary to help them operate successfully. Not all of these things are of equal value.
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