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11-13-2012, 02:07 PM
Thirty One
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Originally Posted by RangerBoy View Post
The NHL wants to distance themselves from the 2005 CBA. The owners got their hard cap. They got a 24% rollback. They still screwed up the deal. The offer didn't get worse in 2004-05. The players accepted the cap in exchange for more freedom. Younger free agency. Earlier salary arbitration. Now the NHL wants to take away those gains. Bettman said in September that the offers will get worse. They haven't gotten worse. Then Gary says the time for give and take is over. Over? Its not over until the deal is done when both sides make a deal.
Wanting to negotiate a new deal (7 years later) isn't the same as distancing themselves from it. A number of players won't acknowledge that the NHLPA had any hand in the last CBA.

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