2012 CBA & Re-alignment: Lockout in Effect. Thanks Gary/Donald! PART II
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11-13-2012, 12:56 PM
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RECCHI: NHL, PLAYERS MUST SIGN CBA NOW AND DROP THE PUCK
"The longer they're out, the revenues are going to go down and down," he told The Boston Globe. "Corporate sponsors aren't going to be lining up...so there goes that money. The schedule isn't going to be 82 games, I don't think, at this point. That's more money lost. So, how are you going to get a better deal? Personally, I think the best time is now."
Recchi also expressed his shock regarding the news three years ago that the players fired then-executive director Paul Kelly.
"A dark time," Recchi told The Globe. "And it has been frustrating to see how it's played out, obviously. If Paul had stayed on the job, I don't think you would have seen this happen. The two sides would have started talking long before, maybe a year sooner (in 2011), and not with two or three months to go before (the CBA) expired. There would have been something in place, absolutely....
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