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11-13-2012, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Fugu View Post
History would indicate that lockouts are the tool of first choice among three of the four leagues in NA.

The MLB, on the other hand, just renewed yet another CBA rather quietly.
And it took substantially less threat (or realization!) of a player strike to get that CBA approved than any of the CBA's the MLBPA negotiated with Donald Fehr at the helm.

And to suggest that the league's utilize lockouts any more readily than players utilize strikes is to completely ignore history. It was the NHL strike in 1992 and the MLB strike in 1994 that have forced the owner's current strategy. And in this specific case, it's been clear the obstructionist strategy pursued by the NHLPA for well over a year now.

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