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11-13-2012, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by RangerBoy View Post
Bettman is going to grind the process for contract/system issues? Show some spine and hang tough NHLPA. I want to see the reaction from some of the moderate and dove owners when Gary shuts down talks over 1 year of free agency and 1 year of arbitration. Like that will make a difference for these teams which re-sign players with 1 year left on entry level and 2 years away from arbitration. Mark Spector wrote a column where he quoted some NHL execs who couldn't believe was mircomanaging the process by insisting on system givebacks. I heard Doug MacLean ripping Gary yesterday for the NHL stance on the contract/system issues. Bettman wants everything he gave back in 2005 and keep the cap and 24% rollback. Shame.
How's that 24% rollback looking now? Increased salaries from 1.3B - 2.4B

Rough... very rough industry. Hard to earn a decent wage.

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