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11-13-2012, 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by jacketsinDC View Post
I'm not sure if the people here are hard-headed or NHL stooges, but the whole idea that the players are LOSING money by not signing a deal is obviously wrong even from the most superficial look at the situation. Yes, the players may come out of this season only with less total pay that if they had made a deal earlier, but the fight is about the next 10-15, 30 seasons. it is about 3-7% or whatever in lost player pay over 30+ seasons, not this season. giving up ground has a long term impact on pay beyond the contract... honestly isn't that ALMOST immediately obvious...? why do people keep vomiting up this same limp argument?
Players are going to take 50-50 or they're not going to be playing again.

They can huff and puff all they want about that, they've played their last game at 57% of the pie, period.

If they want to lose a full year now of salary so that 8 years from now they have 1% more, then that's well within their power to do so.

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